The Chinese language Defence Minister is scheduled to pay courtesy calls on President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, the Ministry of International Affairs knowledgeable Rastriya Samachar Samiti.
He’s additionally scheduled to fulfill with Chief of Military Employees (CoAS) Common Purna Chandra Thapa.
The Chinese language defence minister’s Nepal go to is happening two days after India’s excessive profile authorities official — International Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla — visited Nepal on the invitation of his Nepali counterpart Bharat Raj Paudyal.
His go to follows three high-level officers’ go to from India inside the final one and a half months and on the time when the rift inside the ruling Nepal Communist Celebration (NCP) has deepened.
The high-level diplomatic visits from each the southern and northern neighbours have been considered as proof of the growing strategic rivalry between them in Nepal as China additionally has a border dispute with India.
Earlier, Indian Military Chief Common Manoj Mukund Naravane was in Nepal from November four to six.
Likewise, on October 21, Chief of Analysis and Evaluation Wing — the overseas intelligence company of India — Samant Kumar Goel met Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in Kathmandu.
Beforehand, Chinese language President Xi Jinping visited Nepal in October final 12 months. The Chinese language president had proposed defence cooperation between Nepal and China throughout his go to.
Chinese language Defence Minister Fenghe will go away Kathmandu within the night tomorrow itself, in response to MoFA.