Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey has reached Beijing on Tuesday on a four-day official visit to China.
Attending the third UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, the foreign minister reached in Bejing on Tuesday.
Nepal’s ambassador to Beijing Dr Mahesh Maskey, Joint Secretary (North East Asia Division) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jhabindra Aryal and Counsellor at the Nepal embassy in Beijing Ramprasad Subedi received Minister Pandey at the Beijing Airport.
Pandey is visiting China at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. Wang had extended invitation to Pandey during his official trip to Nepal on Dec 25-27 last year. During the visit, the minister will be holding bilateral meeting with Wang on Wednesday.
In a press statement, the MoFA said that the minister will also pay courtesy calls on Chinese leaders.
“The Foreign Minister’s visit to the People’s Republic of China is taking place in the context of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries,” read the statement adding, “Exchange of high level visits is one of the main activities of the celebration.”
The Nepal government had formed a high level committee under the chairmanship of Foreign Minister Pandey to identify activities for celebration of 60th anniversary of the diplomatic relations throughout this year. Nepal and China had established diplomatic relations on August 1, 1955.