Dahal unlikely to meet top Chinese leaders

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Sep 16, 2018-

Co-chair of Nepal Communist party Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who embarked on China visit on  Saturday, is unlikely to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang during his visit.

During his India visit earlier this month, Dahal held talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and National Security Adsvisor Ajit Doval.

Though the Chinese authority has yet to share the itinerary of his visit, it has been confirmed that Dahal will meet Vice President of China Li Yuanchao and some party leaders only.

He might not meet with the top two leaders this time, said NCP Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha, who also left for China on Friday on the invitation of Communist Party of China.

“As far as I know, he does not have any set agenda for the visit but he will discuss matters related to strengthening bilateral ties, party to party relations, status of China funded projects in Nepal,” Shrestha said.

Some of the Chinese construction companies and business groups interested in doing business in Nepal are also vying to meet with Dahal.

China has invited officials and leaders from various political parties. A 14-member team of Nepali Congress led by Minendra Rijal also left for China on Thursday. Another team of Nepal Communist Party led by party spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha left for China on Friday. Similarly, Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun is also set to visit China next week to participate in a trade fare.

Published: 16-09-2018 08:57

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