KATHMANDU: President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, TEMPhas arrived in Kathmandu for his two-day state visit to Nepal.
President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping waves upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu, on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Photo: Ram Sarraf/screenshot of NTV
He has been received at Tribhuvan International Airport by President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. Other ministers and high level officials are present at the airport to welcome President Xi. Nepal Army has offered the guard of honour to the Chinese President at the airport on his arrival.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali shakes hands with President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping (right), upon has arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Teh Chinese president is on two-day state visit to Nepal at the invitation of his Nepali counterpart Bidya Devi Bhandari. Photo: Ram Sarraf/screenshots of NTV live broadcast
President Xi along with his delegation will stay in Soaltee Crowne Plaza located at Tahachal in the capital city during their two-day visit.
The Chinese President will call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at 6:30 pm today at Shital Niwas following which he is scheduled to meet with the president of the main opposition party (Nepali Congress), Sher Bahadur Deuba, at 7:15 pm.
President Bhandari will host a state banquet in honour of her Chinese counterpart and visiting dignitaries at Megha Malhar Hall inside Soaltee Crowne Plaza at 7:30 pm.
The banquet marks the end of President Xi’s programme for today.
Source: The Himalayan Times