Kathmandu, 16 April : Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali is flying to Beijing of China on Monday.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in its official statement says Gyawali is paying the visit to the northern neighbour upon an invitation of his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. During the visit, he will also hold bilateral talks with various leaders.
However, it is believed that the trip is meant to prepare the ground for Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s visit to China.
The two sides are yet to confirm any date, but Oli is planning to visit China at the earliest. It is expected that both the sides will announce the date after Gyawali returns home on April 21.
Likewise, the Minister with the Chinese leadership may discuss the long-awaited visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Nepal. Meanwhile, Gyawali is hosting a press meet to share his agendas for the trip this afternoon.