Foreign Secretary Mr. Shanker Das Bairagi held a bilateral meeting with H.E. Mr. Kong Xuanyou, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Beijing this afternoon. During the meeting, both sides extensively discussed matters of bilateral relations with particular focus on status of implementation of various agreements and understanding reached during the official visit of Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Mr. K. P. Sharma Oli to China in March this year. Both sides underlined the importance of having high level exchanges to enrich the substance of bilateral relations. Substantive views were also exchanged on further promoting cooperation on trade, investment, tourism and people to people contact, connectivity and infrastructure development for mutual benefit of both countries. The progress made in post-disaster reconstruction in Nepal also figured during the meeting. The two sides reviewed cooperation between the two countries on regional and global issues of mutual concerns.
Following the meeting, H.E. Mr. Kong hosted a dinner in honour of the visiting Foreign Secretary and his delegation.
Also today, Foreign Secretary paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Mr. Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of China at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The discussion covered the major aspects of Nepal-China relations and ways for further strengthening them. China desires to see a peaceful, stable and prosperous Nepal, the Foreign Minister said. Foreign Secretary conveyed sincere thanks for China’s continued support in Nepal’s development endeavors.
Joint Secretary Mr. Jhabindra Prasad Aryal, Head of North East Division in the Ministery of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Binod Bahadur Kunwar, Joint Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Charge-d-affaires a.i. in the Embassy of Nepal Mr. Nirmal Raj Kafle, Mr. Binod Acharya, Minister (Economic), Mr. Harishchandra Ghimire, Minister Counsellor, Ms. Sabitra Oli, Second Secretary and Mr. Suvanga Parajuli, Section Officer were present on all occasions.
Foreign Secretary, who arrived in Beijing yesterday on a working visit, will leave Beijing tomorrow.
Embassy of Nepal
July 4, 2016