Visiting Chinese Defense Minister calls on PM Oli

Published On: November 29, 2020 05:59 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe called on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the latter's official residence in Baluwatar on Sunday afternoon.

During the meeting, Prime Minister Oli told Fenghe that Nepal attaches great importance to its ties with China. He also said that the government is committed to implement various consensuses reached during exchange of high-level visits between Nepal and China in the past. 

On his part, the Chinese Defense Minister said that the two sides should work to earnestly execute bilateral agreements concluded during high-level visits on promoting infrastructure development and connectivity, including the Transit Transport Agreement and its Protocol and feasibility study of Nepal-China Cross-border Railway project. On the occasion, he also conveyed the message of Chinese President to Oli.

Fenghe arrived in Kathmandu on Sunday morning on a one-day working visit to Nepal.

This is the highest level visit from the northern neighbor after Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a historic visit to Nepal in October last year.

The Chinese minister is scheduled to call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari later today.

Earlier this afternoon, he held a meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Purna Chandra Thapa.

The visiting Chinese minister also received a guard of honor amid a ceremony held at the Army headquarters this afternoon.

Wrapping up his visit, Fenghe is leaving Kathmandu for Pakistan later today.


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