Kathmandu, Aug 17: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, and Li Keqiang, Prime Minister of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, held a meeting at latter’s office at Zhongnanhai in Beijing this morning.
During the courtesy meeting, the Chinese Prime Minister thanked DPM and Finance Minister Mahara for the kind invitations extended to Chinese President, Xi Jinping, and the Premier himself of the People’s Republic of China.
On the occasion, the Chinese PM said that the ministries of Foreign Affairs of the two countries would stay in touch for necessary coordination, the Embassy of Nepal, Beijing stated in a press release.
Similarly, DPM Mahara expressed his gratitude for the Prime Minister’s valuable time and appreciated the government and people of China for their generous support and cooperation in Nepal’s socio-economic development.
The Chinese PM Keqiang assured the visiting DPM Mahara about China’s willingness to extend all possible cooperation for Nepal, saying China and Nepal have always developed pragmatic relations.
DPM Mahara was accompanied by Jhabindra Aryal, Joint-Secretary and Head of Northeast Asia Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Harishchandra Ghimire, Charge d’ Affairs, a.i., Binod Prasad Acharya, Minister (Economic) and Sabitra Oli, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing.