Kathmandu, March 19: Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli is paying an official visit to the People’s Republic of China from 20-27 March 2016, at the invitation of Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Li Keqiang.
Prime Minister Oli will be accompanied by his spouse Radhika Shakya, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa, Minister for Finance Bishnu Prasad Paudel, Minister for Commerce Deepak Bohara, Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel, Bishnu Prasad Rimal, the Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister, Members of the Legislature-Parliament, Chief Secretary, Secretaries and senior Government Officials as well as representatives of business community and media, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
During the visit, Prime Minster Oli will pay a courtesy call on President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping.
On 21 March 2016, the Prime Minister will attend the welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People and hold bilateral official talks with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang and discuss matters of mutual interests and common concerns.
Following the official talks, the two leaders will witness the signing ceremony of bilateral Agreements and Memorandum of Understandings to be concluded between Nepal and China. A luncheon will be hosted by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in honour of Prime Minister Oli and his delegation.
The Prime Minister will also meet Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Yu Zhengsheng.
Prime Minister Oli is scheduled to address the scholars, academics, business people and students at Renmin University on the theme of ‘Nepal-China Relations in the context of Belt and Road Initiatives’.
He will also witness the signing ceremony of MoU on Granting Nepal the Status of Dialogue Partner of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). He will address the Chinese and Nepali business community at the China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT).
On 22 March, the Prime Minister will attend a welcome dinner hosted by Nepali Ambassador to China Dr. Mahesh K. Maskey. Ahead of the dinner, he will interact with the media people at the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing.
The Prime Minister will address the Boao Forum for Asia on the theme “Asia’s New Future: New Dynamics, New Vision” at Boao, Hainan province of China on 24 March 2016. In the same afternoon, he will visit Nepal Pavilion at Nanshan Park in Sanya.
PM Oli will be meeting Provincial and Municipal leaders in Xi’an of Shaanxi Province and Chengdu of Sichuan Province and address the business communities in the both places.
During his sojourn, he will also inspect earthquake reconstruction zone and a hydroelectricity project in Sichuan province.
The Prime Minister and his entourage will return home on 27 March 2016 from Chengdu.RSS