Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali held bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing, China today.Minister Gyawali is in China on an official visit, at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart, who is also the State Councillor of China.The two ministers jointly addressed the press following the
bilateral meeting. The Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will also host a luncheon in honour of the visiting Nepali minister.Earlier in the morning, Minister Gyawali called on Chinese Vice-president Wang Qishan.
Tomorrow Gyawali will address an event organised by China Reform Forum, a think-tank including experts and those interested in Nepal affairs.The same evening, Gyawali will leave for Chengdu City of Sichuan Province, where he will meet provincial leaders. He will also address a programme at Sichuan University on April 20. He will return on April 21.
Minister Gyawali is on China visit to convey to the Chinese government the political transformation Nepal has undergone with the completion of three phases of elections, the status of all three levels of governance — local, provincial, and federal — and the new federal government’s foreign policy.
On behalf of Nepal’s government, Minister Gyawali is expected to work on effectively implementing the agreements reached in the past with China, including the Trade and Transit Agreement, ‘of historic importance in terms of Nepal’s economic development and bilateral relations’.