October 13 : Major ruling party, Nepal Communist Party (NCP) chair and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and party secretariat members paid courtesy call on President of People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping today.
The Chinese President is on a two-day state visit to Nepal at the friendly invitation of President Bidya Devi Bhandari. Nepal Communist Party senior leaders and former prime ministers Jhalanath 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 Poudel and Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali were present in the meeting. President Xi is also the General Secretary of Communist Party of China.
The Nepal Communist Party and 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 for Nepal, Ms. 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.