President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has left for China on a six-day official visit on Thursday afternoon.
Vice-president Paramananda Jha, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and Deputy Prime Minister Bamdev Gautam among other cabinet ministers reached the airport to see off President Yadav at 12:30 pm.
The president, who will visit the country at the invitation of Chinese government, will attend the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference to be held in Hainan Province of China, which has kicked off today itself. President is scheduled to address the BFA conference on Saturday morning.
This is Nepal’s third participation at the head of the state level in the Boao Conference from Nepal after Former King Birendra Birbikram Shah participated in as the chief guest of the conference in 2001 and Former King Gyanendra Birbikram Shah took part in 2005.
President Dr Yadav is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on March 28 itself, Nepal’s Foreign Ministry said.
Similarly, President will be visiting Areca Valley Live Museum Cultural Heritage Park and inaugurate Sino-Nepal Cultural Centre (Nepal Pavilion) in Hainan on 27 of March.
On his way back to home, the president and his entourage is also scheduled to visit Lhasa, the Capital city of Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China.
The president-led 18- member delegation comprises of President’s daughter Anita Yadav, Minister for Urban Development Dr Narayan Khadka, President’s advisors Surya Prasad Dhungel and Hari Sharma, Secretary at the President’s Office Anup Kumar Upadhya and Officiating Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi among others.