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Chinese FM Wang Yi arrives today
Published : Saturday, 27 December, 2014,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 19

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, now in Kathmandu, arrives Dhaka today (Saturday) evening on a three-day visit which is considered a step towards further boosting the bilateral ties between the two countries.
The Chinese Foreign Minister is coming at the invitation of his Bangladesh counterpart AH Mahmood Ali.
Wang Yi is scheduled to land at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 6:40 pm, according to the Foreign Ministry in the capital.
Both countries will have bilateral talks, led by the two Foreign Ministers, on Sunday morning.
During the Chinese minister's visit, the two countries will review the progress on MoUs, agreements and Letters of Exchange signed between the two countries during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's official visit to China from June 6 to 11 this year.
The two countries will also discuss programmes to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and China in 2015 in a befitting manner, by jointly organising various events and activities throughout the year.
Wang Yi will also meet President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during his visit.
Before arriving Dhaka, Wang Yi will meet Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala at Baluwatar and President Ram Baran Yadav at Sheetal Niwas, apart from meeting top political leaders there.
On Friday, the Chinese Foreign Minister and his team had bilateral talks with Nepal's Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey and the ministry officials.
China will increase official aid to Nepal by more than five times from fiscal 2015-16 to develop infrastructure in the landlocked nation where regional rival India has long wielded political influence.
The jump in assistance was announced after talks between visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Nepalese counterpart Mahendra Bahadur Pandey. Wang Yi will leave Dhaka at 2:15 pm on Monday.    ?UNB

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