Kathmandu, October 13
Nepal Communist Party (NCP) chair and former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and secretariat members of his party paid a courtesy call on President of People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, on Sunday. The Chinese President is on a two-day state visit to Nepal at the friendly invitation of President Bidya Devi Bhandari.
NCP senior leaders and former prime ministers Jhala Nath Khanal and Madhav Kumar Nepal, secretariat members Deputy Prime Minister Ishwor Pokhrel, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa, leader Bamdev Gautam, spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha, general secretary Bishnu Paudel and Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali were present in the meeting.
President Xi is also the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China. The NCP and the CPC recently signed an agreement on the expansion of mutual relations.
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi, other senior officials of the government of China and China’s Ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi were present on the occasion.
Following the political meeting, delegations led by President Xi and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli are scheduled to hold talks on which occasion the signing of bilateral agreements will take place.