Kathmandu, 12 April : The Ministry of Foreign Affairs to China that is likely to begin on April 16. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi sent an invitation to Gyawali through the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu.
The foreign minister’s visit comes close on the heels of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s visit to India. It conforms to Nepal’s foreign policy of engaging with its immediate neighbours to build trust.
The visit will focus on laying the groundwork for PM Oli’s visit to the northern neighbour, discuss the status of the Chinese-funded projects in Nepal and exploring more areas of cooperation, including expediting past agreements, and new areas under the Belt and Road Initiative and the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Gyawali leaves Kathmandu on April 16 for Beijing. He will hold high-level meetings with his counterpart Wang and other senior government officials. Preparations are also under way to fix a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.