Vice-President Pun to leave for China on Friday

KATHMANDU: Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun is leaving for his six-day official visit to China on Friday.

According to a press statement issued by Pun's Secretariat today, Pun will be visiting the northern neighbour to participate in the 4th China-South Asia Expo and the 24th Kunming Import and Export Commodities Fair to be held in Kunming from June 12.

He will also address the inauguration ceremony of CSA Expo and 11th China – South Asia Business Forum in Kunming on June 12.

Similarly, Vice-President Pun is also scheduled to pay a courtesy call on his Chinese counterpart Li Yuanchao.

Many dignitaries, high-level government officials of China will meet Vice-President Pun.

Pun will be leading an 11-member Nepali delegation that includes his wife Hastamali Pun and Secretary at the Vice-President's Office Rajendra Kishore Kshatri among others, the statement read.

Meanwhile, President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended best wishes to Pun for his visit at the Sheetal Niwas on Wednesday morning.

Pun is scheduled to return on June 16.