A seven-member delegation led by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has arrived in the Capital, for a three-day visit on Thursday.
Wang will be the highest Chinese official to visit Nepal after the Constituent Assembly elections held in November 2013.
According to Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Wang headed to Nagarkot after lunch for one night stay. He handed over 26 different medical appliances worth Rs 200 million to the Civil Service Hospital at New Baneshwar.
Wang will then participate in the Nepal-China Bilateral talks to be held at Soaltee Crown Plaza. Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey will lead the Nepali delegation in the bilateral talks.
Wang will attend a reception to be hosted by the Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Wu Chuntai later in the evening at Hotel Yak and Yeti. He is scheduled to leave for Dhaka on Saturday, wrapping up his three-day visit to Nepal.
Minister´s Wang´s visit to Nepal is reportedly as laying grounds for the possible visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping later next year. Xi could visit Nepal in late January or early February as Nepal and China are celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of diplomatic relations next year.
Wang´s visit comes as a high level visit from China after Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi visited Kathmandu in December last year.