KATHMANDU, 12 October: Chinese President Xi Jinping is paying a state visit to Nepal today and tomorrow. Here is a tentative itinerary of Xi’s sojourn.
Xi is visiting Nepal at the friendly invitation of his Nepali counterpart Bidya Devi Bhandari.
During the visit, President Xi is holding a meeting with Bhandari today evening. He is holding delegation-level official talks with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli tomorrow morning, according to a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. President Bhandari will host a banquet in honor of President Xi and the high-powered Chinese delegation today evening, according to the ministry.
4:30 PM-5:00 PM: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport
President Bidya Devi Bhandari to receive Xi at TIA
Xi, Bhandari to inspect the guard of honor at TIA
6:30 PM: Meeting with President at Shital Niwas
7:30 PM: Banquet in honor of Xi at Hotel Soaltee
10:30 AM: Meeting with NCP Chairman Pushpa K. Dahal
Meeting with NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba
11:10 AM: Official bilateral talks with Prime Minister KP Oli MoUs signing
01:00 PM: Return to China
Following the talks between Oli and Xi, both the leaders will witness the signing of bilateral agreements and memoranda of understanding, the ministry stated. Senior leaders of Nepal will call on President Xi during his sojourn in Kathmandu. Chinese President Xi is directly flying to Kathmandu at 1:30 PM today from Chennai after concluding his two-day India visit. Xi is attending the second informal summit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.