NPC Chairman Li holds talks with Foreign Minister Khadka « Khabarhub

NPC Chairman Li holds talks with Foreign Minister Khadka

NPC Chairman Li holds talks with Foreign Minister Khadka

Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China Li Zhanshu (right) with Nepal’s Foreign Minister Dr Narayan Khadka in Kathmandu. (Photo: RSS)

KATHMANDU: Visiting Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China, Li Zhanshu, remained busy in political meetings in Kathmandu on Tuesday.

In the afternoon, Li held talks with Nepalese Foreign Minister Dr. Narayan Khadka in Kathmandu.

Earlier in the day, he held talks with CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli and Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda.

Li is due to meet President Bidya Devi Bhandari at Rashtrapati Bhavan Sheetal Niwas on Wednesday afternoon.

Meanwhile, on Monday, the Federal Parliament of Nepal and the National People’s Congress of China signed a six-point memorandum of understanding in Kathmandu.

President Sapkota and Li signed the agreement during an event held at the Federal Parliament Building in New Baneshwar, Kathmandu.

Under the agreement, the two parties would exchange information about the other’s legislative, oversight and governance practices.

The memorandum of understanding between the two parliaments also mentions the “Belt and Road Initiative”, an ambitious project promoted by China.

According to the agreement, the two governments would prioritize and facilitate the promotion of international relations, mutual benefits and commitments between the two countries, including through the Belt and Road Initiative, says the fifth point. of the memorandum of understanding.

Likewise, the two parties agreed to strengthen cooperation within the framework of international and regional parliamentary organizations, including the Inter-Parliamentary Union, on issues of common interest.

Li landed at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on Monday.

Heading a delegation of around 100 people, Chief Li is on a four-day official visit to Nepal at the invitation of President Agni Prasad Sapkota.

He will return home on September 15 on a special flight.