KATHMANDU — Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali is leaving on an official visit to China on Monday in an invitation of State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Wang Yi , leading a high level Nepali delegation, the Ministry said on Friday.
During his April 16-21 visit, Gyawali will communicate to the top Chinese leadership about the priorities of the Oli-led government, according to a statement released by the Foreign Minitry.
In Beijing, Gyawali and top Chinese officials will discuss the status of China-funded projects in Nepal, expedite negotiations for projects under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and lay the ground for high-level exchanges between Nepal and China in year 2108, said the statement.
Apart from discussing acceleration of the past accords,Gyawali will also communicate with the Chinese leadership about development, infrastructure and investment priorities of the government. He is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with his Chinese counterpart Wang on Wednesday before jointly addressing the media.
The Chinese foreign minister will host a luncheon meeting for the Nepali delegation. Gyawali is also said to be meeting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang besides addressing a round-table meeting of Chinese think tanks.
Nepal’s Ambassador to China Leelamani Paudyal will host a reception in honour of the foreign minister on Tuesday. In Chengdu of the Sichuan Province, Gyawali will meet with provincial leaders and speak at Sichuan University on Friday.Follow @gorkhapost
NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education
KATHMANDU- Chairman of National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that the vocational and quality education were the first priority of the state.
Inaugurating the golden jubilee programme of Pashupati Secondary School of Modi Rural Municipality today, NA chair Timilsina said that technical and quality based education were the foundation of the prosperity of the nation.
On another note, he shared that 339 existing laws will be amended until March 5 and 124 new laws will be enacted.
Similarly, Gandaki Province Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Minister Bikas Lamsal said that the provincial government was urging federal government to declare Pokhara as tourism capital.
Speaking in the same programme, Pakistani ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed said that age old ties between Nepal and Pakistan will be further strengthened and partnership would be fostered in the education sector as well.Follow @gorkhapost