Vice President Pun leaves for China

KATHMANDU: Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun on Tuesday left for China to take part in the '23rd China - Lanzhou Investment and Trade Fair'.

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, Speaker Onsari Gharti, ministers, chiefs of constitutional bodies and representatives of the foreign diplomatic missions reached the VVIP lounge of the Tribhuvan International Airport to see off Pun this morning.

Vice President would address the high level Forum for Development and Cooperation on July 6 and deliver a keynote speech on the theme “Nepal- China (Gansu) Economic and Trade Cooperation Exchange Conference on July 7.

He is also scheduled to hold meetings with the top Chinese leaders and officials.

Vice President Pun would also visit the Shanxi and Yunnan provinces and hold meetings with the leaders.

Pun has been accompanied by his spouse Hastamali Pun, Secretary at the Office of Vice-president and senior officials of the ministries of foreign affairs and of commerce during the visit.

He is scheduled to return home on July 10.

(With inputs from Rastriya Samachar Samiti)