Will Xi visit Kath­mandu soon?

People's Review - - FRONT PAGE - By Our Reporter

Prime Min­is­ter KP Sharma Oli, upon his ar­rival at the Trib­hu­van In­ter­na­tional Air­port af­ter a visit to China on Sunday, in­formed to the press that a high-level Chi­nese visit will take place soon. Oli in­formed that he has ex­tended an in­vi­ta­tion to the Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping on be­half of our Pres­i­dent Vidya Bhan­dari to visit Nepal and also ex­tended a sim­i­lar in­vi­ta­tion to Premier Li Ke­qiang to visit Nepal. Oli also in­formed that Pres­i­dent Xi has shown keen in­ter­est to visit Nepal. The Chi­nese Pres­i­dent has al­ready vis­ited other SAARC mem­ber states ex­cept Bhutan and Nepal. Pres­i­dent Xi was sched­uled to visit Kath­mandu in 2016, but due to the po­lit­i­cal in­sta­bil­ity in Nepal, his visit was can­celled. Ac­cord­ing to sources in Bei­jing, Pres­i­dent Xi may visit Nepal if there will be a ma­jor break­through in Nepal-China re­la­tions. This is an in­di­ca­tion that Pres­i­dent Xi's visit is pos­si­ble if Nepal will do bet­ter home­work to make a suc­cess his visit here. As Pres­i­dent Xi has given pri­or­ity to the neigh­bour­ing coun­tries, his Nepal visit is pos­si­ble. How­ever, it de­pends upon Nepal's prepa­ra­tion for the visit, say the same sources in Bei­jing.

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