Kathmandu : Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali has left on a five-day official visit to China at the invitation of State Councillor and Minister for Foreign Affairs of China, Wang Yi. This is the first high-level visit to the north after formation of the KP Sharma Oli-led government in February.
Besides presenting the priorities of the new government, Gyawali will discuss and review the state of Nepal-China relations with top Chinese leaders and officials in Beijing. He is likely to meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and will interact with his counterpart, Wang, in Beijing.
Minister Gyawali will discuss the political relations between Nepal and China, including high-level visits from both sides. He would try to assure the Chinese leadership of Nepal’s commitment to implementing the agreements reached with China in the past and to expediting projects under the Belt and Road Initiative.
According to the Foreign Ministry, Minister Gyawali is scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang on Wednesday. The Nepali delegation will return on April 21.
Meanwhile, before leaving, organizing a press meet in Kathmandu Minister Gywali said that the government gives high priority on amicable and evenhanded relation with the neighboring countries.
Minister Gyawali has stated that the incumbent government always believes on strengthening the bilateral relation with its neighbor and extended neighbors and added that the government will always mobilize its diplomatic mechanism to introduce Nepal as inclusive, progressive and democratic country in international platform.