Chinese defence minister Wei Fenghe arrives for one-day visit to Nepal
Kathmandu/UNI: Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe arrived here on Sunday morning for a one-day visit and he is likely to meet Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, President Bidya Devi Bhandari and the Army chief General Purna Chandra Thapa.
Speaking to reporters today after arrival he said that his visit is aimed at implementing bilateral agreements reached between the two countries.
Nepal's national news agency Rastriya Samachar Samiti reported that Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa welcomed Wei at Tribhuvan International Airport.
Wei was quoted as saying "My visit is aimed at enhancing mutual military assistance and strengthening the existing ties between the two countries,” said Wei.
It is expected that the two countries would sign a deal whereby China would extend military assistance worth 150 million Yuan(Renminbi) to Nepal.
Wei’s is the highest level visit from the north since Chinese President Xi Jinping came to Nepal in October last year on a two-day visit.
The high-level visit from China takes place days after Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla concluded his two-day visit to Nepal on Friday.
The visit also comes at a time when the ruling Nepal Communist Party is mired in an internal conflict and Beijing has not concealed its concern over the goings-on in the party.