DPM Mahara returns home


August 20, 2016

Kathmandu, Aug 20: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Kekiyang have expressed interest to embark on an official visit to Nepal at their earliest convenience.
Nepal has put on top priority to those visits by the VVIP duo of neighbouring country China. Both the countries have issued directives to their respective Ministry of Foreign Affairs to remain standby for the visit arrangements.
Talking to journalists at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) today upon his arrival after completing a five-day China visit, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara shared that the Chinese President Xi and Premier Li will visit Nepal soon.
On a query whether the date and time of the high-level visit of special dignitaries were set, he replied that, “It has not been set but the date will be fixed after high-level meeting and discussion in this connection”.
DPM Mahara was on a China visit as special envoy of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal from August 16-19.
During the visit DPM Mahara paid a special call on Chinese Prime Minister Li in Beijing on August 17.
Both Chinese President and Prime Minister are interested to visit Nepal at the earliest, said DPM Mahara
In his meeting, Prime Minister Li said that new avenues for political stability and economic prosperity are opening up in Nepal especially after the promulgation of a new constitution, informed DPM Mahara.
He also pledged to continue support Nepal’s endeavours for its socio-economic development, DPM Mahara said.
“Chinese premier wants to take the Nepal-China mutual relations to a new height”, DPM Mahara quoted Chinese PM Li as saying during his meeting.
Mahara had briefed about Nepal’s recent political situation and conveyed the message of PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal during the meeting with Chinese premier.
“My China visit was successful and result-oriented”, DPM Mahara told journalists. RSS