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Chinese President Xi returns home concluding two-day state visit



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Photo: TRN/Shekhar Chaulagain

By A Staff Reporter

Kathmandu, Oct 13: Chinese President Xi Jinping has returned home after concluding his two-day state visit to Nepal.

His Nepali counterpart Bidya Devi Bhandari bade farewell to President Xi at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and National Assembly chairman Ganesh Timilsina, among others, had joined the farewell ceremony at the airport. 

Before his return, Xi spent busy schedule during his two-day stay in the capital. He held meetings and bilateral talks with President Bhandari and Prime Minister Oli, along with other leaders.

Earlier, 18 MoUs and two Letter of Exchanges have been signed between Nepal and China.

The MoUs and Letter of Exchanges have been signed and exchanged in the presence of Chinese President Xi and Prime Minister Oli at Hotel Crown Plaza Soltee in Kathmandu.

Ahead of the singing and exchanges, Prime Minister Oli and President Xi held bilateral talks at the hotel.

Earlier, Nepal Communist Party (NCP) chairman and NCP secretariat members held meeting with Chinese President Xi.

Chairman Prachanda was heading the delegation of NCP secretariat members at the meeting with President Xi.

Bilateral ties, China’s support for Nepal’s development and the relations between the two ruling Communist parties were the major agendas of the meeting.

On Saturday, the first day of his visit, Xi had held bilateral talks with his Nepali counterpart Bidya Devi Bhandari at the Office of the President in Sheetal Niwas.

During the meeting, President Xi had discussed issues of mutual interest, the Office of the President said.
Xi had gone to the Office of the President in Sheetal Niwas from Soltee Crown Plaza Hotel.

After the meeting with Bhandari, Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba had met with the Chinese President.

Following the meeting with Deuba, Xi will had participate in a dinner reception to be hosted by President Bhandari.

Delivering a keynote speech during dinner reception hosted by President Bidya Devi Bhandari at Hotel Crown Plaza Soltee, President Xi said that China would help Nepal realise its dream to become a land-linked country.

Xi had said that feasibility study of cross-border railway would be conducted.

Earlier on Saturday, President Bhandari had received Xi at Tribhuvan International Airport.

Similarly, Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, deputy prime ministers and cabinet ministers had welcomed President Xi at the airport and his delegation.

The Chinese president had directly arrived here wrapping up his two-day informal talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held in Chennai, the southern city of India.