Nepal: Foreign Minister Khadka to visit China from Aug 9 for bilateral talks

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Nepal: Foreign Minister Khadka to visit China from Aug 9 for bilateral talks

The visit assumes significance in the wake of Beijing stepping up its forays into Nepal through various infrastructure ventures

Kathmandu: Nepal‘s Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka will travel to China on August 9, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, the first high-level official visit from here to the neighbouring country since the formation of the Sher Bahadur Deuba government in July last year.

Khadka will be on a three-day visit to China from Tuesday to further strengthen bilateral ties, the ministry said.

Khadka’s visit accepts importance right after Beijing moving forward its introductions to Nepal through different framework adventures, including the trans-Himalayan availability projects, added to China’s aggressive Repertoire and Street Drive (BRI).

China sent off the BRI in 2013 to subsidize framework projects across the world, exploiting its USD 3.21 trillion forex stores to additional Beijing’s worldwide impact.

Khadka will visit China from August 9 to 11 at the greeting of Chinese Unfamiliar Priest Wang Yi, the unfamiliar service said in an explanation.

“The two pastors will hold appointment level reciprocal discussions, driving their separate designations on August 10 in Qingdao, China,” it said. Qingdao is a significant port city in eastern China’s Shandong territory.

Wang will have a meal to pay tribute to Khadka during the visit.

Khadka will return to Kathmandu on August 11, the statement said.

According to a report in The Kathmandu Times newspaper, there has not been any high-level official visit from Nepal to China since the formation of the government led by Prime Minister Deuba in July last year.

However, there have been two back-to-back high-profile visits from China in March and July — by foreign minister Wang and Liu Jianchao, head of the international department of the Chinese Communist Party.

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