Chinese leader Li to meet President Bhandari today

KATHMANDU: Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China Li Zhanshu is paying a courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the Rashtrapati Bhawan at 4 pm today.

Similarly, the Chinese delegation led by Li is scheduled to make an on-site tour of the post-earthquake reconstruction projects at Bhaktapur Durbar Square at 9:30 am today.

Li is currently on a four-day official visit to Nepal. He arrived here on Monday at the invitation of Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota. Speaker Sapkota and the Chinese dignitary held delegation-level talks at the Federal Parliament Building, New Baneshwor the same day. They also signed a letter of agreement on exchange of cooperation on the occasion.

Chairman Li remained busy in high-level meetings on Tuesday, the second day of his visit. He held separate meetings with Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Narayan Khadka as well as on National Assembly Chair Ganesh Prasad Timilsina.

Earlier on Tuesday, Li and his delegation had separate meetings with CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and the CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

Li’s delegation comprises 67 persons including six high-ranking officers, security personnel, journalists and other staff. CPC Chairperson Li and his delegation will return home on September 15 on a special flight. RSS

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