Pres­i­dent Xi and Chi­nese pre­mier to visit Nepal: Ma­hara

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Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter for Home Af­fairs Kr­ishna Ba­hadur Ma­hara said that Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping and Chi­nese Prime Min­is­ter Li Ke­qiang were pos­i­tive about vis­it­ing Nepal. Ma­hara told this to jour­nal­ists upon his ar­rival at the Trib­hu­van In­ter­na­tional Air­port af­ter com­plet­ing his five-day visit to the north­ern neigh­bour. Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi's pro­posed Nepal visit in Oc­to­ber was un­cer­tain fol­low­ing the col­lapse of the K.P. Oli-led govern­ment a month ago as there were me­dia re­ports that the Oli-led govern­ment was pulled down un­der the In­dian de­sign to foil Xi's Nepal visit as well as the agree­ments signed by Oli with China. But Ma­hara's China visit showed oth­er­wise. “Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping is will­ing to visit Nepal and the date for the same will be fi­nalised at the top lead­er­ship level soon,” Ma­hara said ad­ding , “Chi­nese Pre­mier Li Ke­qiang in­formed us about Pres­i­dent Xi's will­ing­ness to visit Nepal,” Con­vinc­ing the Chi­nese lead­ers for the Chi­nese Pres­i­dent's Nepal visit was the big­gest achieve­ments made by Ma­hara dur­ing his China visit. DPM Ma­hara said that an un­der­stat­ing was reached to keep the for­eign min­istries of both the coun­tries at standby for visit by Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi.

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