Wang to arrive later this month
Dec 5, 2014-
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will arrive in Kathmandu later this month for an official visit. He will be the senior-most Chinese official to visit Nepal after the formation of the Sushil Koirala-led government.
Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Wu Chuntai met Acting Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairgai on Thursday to inform him about Yang’s proposed visit to Nepal.
Ambassador Wu, who returned from Beijing on Wednesday, said the core agenda of Yang’s visit would be assessing the status of the present political situation and the constitution writing process in Nepal, strengthening bilateral ties with more Chinese aid, and preparing the plan to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Nepal-China’s diplomatic relations. The two neighbours are marking the 60th anniversary of their friendship in 2015.
Wang will hold talks with President Ram Baran Yadav, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, his Nepali counterpart, and political parties.
There are indications from Beijing that more high-level visits, possibly from by the Chinese president or the prime minister within the next year. Noting that China is attaching its neighbourhood top priority in its foreign policy, one official said 2015 will see a series of events. Wang’s visit is a prelude, he added.
Published: 05-12-2014 08:29