NCP (NCP) Co-chair Dahal embarks on China visit

KATHMANDU: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Co-chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal has departed for China today.

He is visiting the northern neighbour at the special invitation of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

Before leaving, Dahal told media at Tribhuvan International Airport that major agenda of his China visit was to extend and strengthen the relations between the Communist parties of both countries.

Another focus of his visit, as Dahal said, would be the initiative to implement various issues of agreement and cooperation reached between the two countries in the past.

During his stay, the NCP (NCP) Co-chair and former Prime Minister would hold talks with high level leaders of China on mutual and bilateral relations.

In a different note, he said discussions were underway to unify the sister organisations of the former CPN-UML and CPN Maoist Centre as per the party unity.

"Immediately after I return from China, all remaining issues of the unification of sister organisations would be concluded. There is no doubt, unity will conclude before Dashain festival," he asserted.

Dahal had recently made a visit to the southern neighbour, India, and met the Indian Prime Minister, Home Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs and discussed dimension of Nepal-India relations.

It is to take note that the party's spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha who left for a week-long visit to China on Friday, is scheduled to hold talks with office-bearers of Schooling Department of the Communist Party of China in Beijing during his visit.

(with inputs from Rastriya Samachar Samiti)