Foreign Minister Pandey meets Wang Yi in Beijing

Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey has held a bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Wednesday.

Pandey, who is on a four-day official visit to China, held meeting with Wang at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Chinese Capital Beijing, a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign affairs said.

“The two foreign ministers reviewed the existing bilateral relations and exchanged views on wide ranging issues of mutual cooperation including the celebration of 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries,” read the statement.

They two ministers also discussed about the forthcoming visit of President Dr Rambaran Yadav to China to take part in the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) conference to be organized in Hainan Province on March 26-29.

Officiating foreign secretary Shanker Das Bairagi informed the Nepal Foreign Affairs that leading a Nepalese delegation President Yadav will leave for China on March 26 and return on April 1.

“Both sides agreed to further increase the exchanges of visits at high levels and people to people levels. The Chinese side assured that it would further enhance its assistance and cooperation to Nepal especially in the sector of agriculture, trade, connectivity, culture and tourism. The discussion was held in a very warm and friendly atmosphere,” the statement said.

Minister Pandey also inaugurated a function to mark the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Nepal and China at the Nepalese embassy in Beijing on Wednesday afternoon.

Nepal’s ambassador to China Mahesh Maskey, Joint Secretary at the Foreign Ministry Jhabindra Prasad Aryal, Under Secretary Kiran Shakya, Deputy Chief of Mission at the embassy Ramprasad Subedi among others attended the function. Minister Pandey is scheduled to hold meetings with Chinese leaders as well. He will return home on March 21.

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