INTERNATIONAL

Nepal’s PM to visit China

Beijing, June 13: Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Oli will pay a five-day official visit to China, his second trip to a foreign country after India, since taking power in the Himalayan nation. Oli, who is considered pro-Beijing, will visit China from June 19-24 and hold talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang. “China and Nepal are comprehensive and cooperative partners and enjoy the friendship of generations. Their ties have been accelerating with a sound momentum,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said here on Wednesday. This is Oli’s first official visit to China after returning to power in February. “China looks forward to deepening its political cooperation with Nepal under the Belt and Road initiative and deepening cooperation in political, economic and building infrastructure in the aftermath of the earthquake,” he added. (IANS)