Chinese premier pays official visit to Nepal
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 14, 2012
BEIJING, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) — Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao pays an official visit to Nepal Saturday at the invitation of the Nepalese Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, according to a press release from the Foreign Ministry.
Wen’s entourage includes Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, Minister of the National Development and Reform Commission Zhang Ping, Commerce Minister Chen Deming, Director of the Research Office of the State Council Xie Fuzhan, Vice Secretary-General of the State Council and Director-General of the Administration for the Affairs of State Council Organs Jiao Huancheng, Vice Secretary-General of the State Council and Director of the Premier’s Office Xiang Zhaolun and Vice Foreign Minister Zhai Jun.
After his stay in Nepal, Wen will also pay official visits to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar, at the invitation of King and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, and Qatari Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Hamad bin Jasim bin Jabir al-Thani.
Wen will also attend the Fifth World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.