KATHMANDU, September 12: The visiting Vice President of Millennium Challenge Corporation(MCC) Fatema Sumar has clarified that she was not in Kathmandu to exert pressure on the government to endorse the MCC compact agreement through parliament, but take opportunity to clarify Nepal's political as well as other actors that there are no strings attached to the MCC Compact Agreement.

KATHMANDU, September 9: The MCC Vice President Fatema Sumar is arriving in Kathmandu today. She will be accompanied by the MCC Deputy Vice President Jonathan Brooks.

KATHMANDU, September 1: The MCC Vice President Fatema Sumar is visiting Nepal next week. She will be accompanied by the MCC Deputy Vice President Jonathan Brooks.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: China on Thursday said that its relationship with Nepal will not impact the third party amid concerns raised by a section of media and politicians in India.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense General Wei Fenghe, who paid a one-day working visit to Nepal on Sunday, also discussed international and regional situations apart from the bilateral diplomatic and military relations between China and Nepal during his visit, according to the Chinese Defense Ministry.

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.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: State Councilor and Defense Minister of the People’s Republic of China Wei Fenghe said on Sunday that his ongoing visit is aimed at holding discussion with the top Nepali leadership to enhance bilateral ties between the countries.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: State Councilor and Defense Minister of the People’s Republic of China Wei Fenghe arrived in Kathmandu on Sunday morning on a one-day working visit to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Wrapping up his two-day official visit to Nepal, Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla returned to New Delhi on Friday afternoon.

GORKHA, Nov 27: The visiting Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said India was happy to support Nepal in the post-earthquake reconstruction.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, who is on a two-day official visit to Nepal, has said that his country sees Nepal as foremost friend and development partner.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla arrived in Kathmandu on Thursday morning on a two-day official visit to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Former Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Ranjit Rae has said that the upcoming visit of Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla to Nepal should focus on holding concrete discussions on all contentious issues between the two countries including the border dispute, Eminent Persons’ Group’s (EPG) report and issue about expediting mega-development projects that have failed to see implementation.

MORALZARZAL, Spain, Nov 12: At 81 years old Spanish mountaineer Carlos Soria is training to tackle one of the world’s highest peaks, a challenge he will dedicate to elderly victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Indian Army Chief Manoj Mukunda Naravane, who is arriving in Kathmandu on Wednesday on a three-day visit, has said that his visit will go a long way in strengthening the bonds and friendship between the two armies.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: The Embassy of India in Kathmandu has said that the visit of Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane to Nepal would deepen the long-standing and customary bonds of friendship between the Armies of two countries.

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: Samant Kumar Goel, chief of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), the external intelligence agency of India, has arrived in Kathmandu on Wednesday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: A US Congressional delegation led by Ami Bera is visiting Nepal from February 20 to 23, the US Embassy in Kathmandu said.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Canadian Senate Speaker George J. Furey is arriving in Kathmandu on Monday on a two-day visit to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: As part of his South Asia trip, Foreign Minister of Luxembourg Jean Asselborn is arriving in Nepal on a two-day visit this week, officials said on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Princess Astrid of Belgium will be visiting Nepal from January 19 to 25, the Nepali and Belgian governments confirmed on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Spokesperson of the government Gokul Prasad Baskota has said that the government has invited Vladimir Putin to visit Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Bangladeshi President Md Abdul Hamid concluded his four-day official goodwill visit to Nepal and returned home on Friday.

POKHARA, Nov 14: Bangladesh President Mohammad Abdul Hamid who is currently paying a four-day official goodwill visit to Nepal went on a boat ride on Fewa Lake in Pokhara on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Visiting Bangladesh President Mohammad Abdul Hamid held a meeting with his Nepali counterpart Bidya Devi Bhandari at Sheetal Niwas on Wednesday evening.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, National Assembly Chairman Ganesh Timalsina and leaders from the major political parties called on Mohammad Abdul Hamid, the president of Bangladesh in the capital on Wednesday.

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KATHMANDU, Nov 12: President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Md. Abdul Hamid arrived in Kathmandu on a four-day official goodwill visit to Nepal on Tuesday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: A 25-member delegation from Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), including agricultural experts and business persons, is visiting Nepal from November 10 to 16 on an official visit.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Bangladesh President Mohammad Abdul Hamid will be arriving in Kathmandu on November 12 on a three-day official visit, sources said on Sunday.

Kathmandu, Oct 21: Nepal is making preparations for the prospective visit of Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said on Monday.

Top UN official arrives in Nepal

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KATHMANDU, Oct 20: Executive Director of United Nations Population Fund Natalia Kanem arrived in Kathmandu on a two-day visit to Nepal on Sunday morning.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Prime Minister KP Oli has said both India and China are ready to extend support for the development of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Co-chairman of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent visit to Nepal has laid a foundation to materialize the idea of forging a trilateral partnership between China, Nepal and India.

Party's over, get down to work

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Kathmandu, Oct 15: The state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Kathmandu couldn't have come at a better time. After years of political uncertainty, Nepal is trying to project itself as a confident nation, ready to engage with the rest of the world.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Santosh Ghimire of Republica Online spoke with Professor Chen Xiaochen, the director of International Studies, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China, on various matters pertaining to Nepal-China ties in general and President Xi Jinping's state visit to Nepal in particular.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Wrapping up a two-day state visit to Nepal, Chinese President Xi Jinping returned home on Sunday. Xi's visit has been taken as a watershed moment in the age-old friendly ties. Republica Online talked to two Nepali foreign affairs experts regarding the outcomes of the visit. Excerpts:

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Concluding a two-day state visit to Nepal, Chinese President Xi Jinping returned home on Sunday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Chinese President Xi Jinping is returning home shortly, concluding a two-day state visit to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Nepal and China signed 18 deals and two letters of exchange to promote bilateral cooperation in multiple fields including physical infrastructure development, railroad connectivity and investment at the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at Hotel Soaltee.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Nepal and China are holding official delegation-level talks at Hotel Soaltee on Sunday morning.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Co-chairperson of ruling Nepal Communist Party Pushpa Kamal Dahal held one-on-one talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Hotel Soaltee today morning.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced a support of 3.5 billion RMB to be provided between 2020 to 2022 for uplifting the living standard of the Nepali people.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that Nepal-China relation is deep as ocean and high as the Mt Everest.

KATHMANDU, Oct. 12: Nepal and China agreed to upgrade their relations to a strategic partnership of cooperation featuring ever-lasting friendship for development and prosperity, according to China's state-owned Xinhua News Agency.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: President Xi Jinping of China was offered a guard of honor by a contingent of the Nepal Army at Tribhuvan International Airport.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Kathmandu on a two-day state to Nepal on Saturday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Chinese President Xi Jinping landed in Kathmandu on a two-day state to Nepal on Saturday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Chinese President Xi Jinping has left Chennai, India for Kathmandu on a two-day state visit to Nepal.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is paying a state visit to Nepal today and tomorrow. The visit of the Chinese head of the state to Nepal is taking place after a gap of 23 years. Jiang Zemin (who celebrated his 93rd birthday two months ago) was the last Chinese president to visit Kathmandu. President Jiang is taken as the third but the first successful Chinese leader promoted by paramount leader Deng Xiaoping.