Nepal PM’s China visit to deepen bilateral ties

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Kathmandu, June 17 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s upcoming visit to China will deepen bilateral ties and cooperation between the two countries, a Communist Party of Nepal (NCP) official said on Sunday.

NCP spokesman Narayan Kaji Shrestha told Xinhua news agency that a Standing Committee meeting of the party held here on Saturday discussed Oli’s five-day official visit slated to begin from June 19.

“We hope that the visit will be significant to deepen bilateral cooperation between Nepal and China,” he said.

On the occasion, Prime Minister Oli, who is also NCP’s Chairman, told party leaders that his visit to China will be historic.

Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said the visit will “promote our national interests”.

Oli’s visit comes on the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang. This is going to be the first visit to China since he came to power in February.

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–IANS

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