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Chinese Defence Minister Chang returns home

KATHMANDU — Chinese Defence Minister and State Councilor, General Chang Wanquan, who arrived in Kathmandu on a three-day official visit at the invitation of the Defence Minister Bal Krishna Khand, has returned home today wrapping up his three-day-long visit to Nepal.

During his stay here, the Chinese Minister paid courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, separately.

Similarly, he met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bimalendra Nidhi and Minister for Defence Bal Krishna Khand as well.

The Chinese Minister held talks with Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Rajendra Chhetri at latter’s office at the Army Headquarters on Friday.

Earlier today, General Chang Wanquan visited the Basantapur Durbar Square where various heritages enlisted in the World Heritage site were damaged by the April 25, 2015 earthquake.

Issues related to strengthening bilateral ties, assistance to Nepal Army for construction activities and training, and transfer of skills in disaster management among others were discussed in the meeting during his stay here.

Minister Chang was seen off at the Tribhuvan International Airport by Defence Minister Khand and Secretary at the Ministry of Defence Shreedhar Sapkota.



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