Chinese defence minister to visit Bangladesh: report

Staff Correspondent | Published: 19:27, Nov 29,2020 | Updated: 20:06, Nov 29,2020


Chinese defence minister General Wei Fenghe. -- AFP file photo

Chinese state councillor and defence minister Wei Fenghe is expected to visit Bangladesh soon, according to a report published in Kathmandu Post on Sunday. 

Wei arrived in Kathmandu on a day-long visit on Sunday.

Quoting sources, Post said Wei will visit Bangladesh and Pakistan after completing his Nepal visit.

It, however, did not provide any detail.

According to Nepalese website, My Republica Wei will leave Kathmandu for Bangladesh later on Sunday.

Wei’s visit marked the first highest-level visit from China to Nepal since Chinese president Xi Jinping visited the country in October 2019.

Wei’s visit to Nepal follows a visit of Indian foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla.

Shringla concluded his two-day visit to Nepal on Friday.

Wei’s visit to Nepal is taking place 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, said Kathmandu Post. 


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