Xi, Bhandari hold bilateral talks

Xi Jinping and Bidya Devi Bhandari

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Chinese President Xi Jinping has paid courtesy call on his counterpart Bidya Devi Bhandari at the Office of President in Sitalniwas on Saturday.

Xi and Bhandari held talks on various bilateral issues, stated Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nepal (MoFA).

“In an atmosphere of utmost cordiality and friendship, President Rt. Hon. Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari and President of the People’s Republic of China, H.E. Mr. Xi Jinping hold bilateral talks at the Office of the President,” tweeted MoFA.

The visiting President, who arrived in Nepal in the afternoon for a two-day official state visit, will attend a dinner hosted by Prez Bhandari at the Hotel Soaltee later in the evening.

Xi will also meet Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba today.

On Sunday, Xi will hold delegation-level talks with Prime Minister Oli. Following the meeting, both leaders will witness the signing of about a dozens of bilateral agreements and Memorandum of Understanding.

Xi is also scheduled to hold meeting with Nepal Communist Party Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal tomorrow.

Xi will return to Beijing on Sunday afternoon.