Sunday 19th May 2024
Sunday 19th May 2024
गृहपृष्ठPoliticsMaoist Centre Chair Dahal and Chinese leader Li hold talks

Maoist Centre Chair Dahal and Chinese leader Li hold talks

KATHMANDU – A delegation led by CPN (Maoist Centre) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China, Li Zhanshu, have held talks.

Li is currently on an official visit to Nepal at the invitation of Speaker of the House of Representatives, Agni Prasad Sapkota. He arrived here on Monday. The courtesy meeting and talks were held at the Federal Parliament Building, New Baneshwor this morning. Matters of bilateral interest and mutual concern were discussed during the meeting, the Maoist Centre said.

Along with party chairperson Dahal, the party senior vice-chairman Narayan Kaji Shrestha, vice-chairman Krishna Bahadur Mahara, general-secretary Dev Prasad Gurung, deputy general secretaries Pampha Bhusal and Shakti Bahadur Basnet, and leaders Ram Karki and Ramesh Malla were present in the meeting on behalf of the Maoist Centre.

Chairman Li held talks with CPN (UML) Chair KP Sharma Oli before this. Speaker Sapkota and the Chinese dignitary held delegation-level talks at the Federal Parliament Building, New Baneshwor the same day. They also signed a letter of agreement on exchange of cooperation on the occasion.

Chairman Li will pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba this afternoon. He will also hold a meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Narayan Khadka later today. He will pay a courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari on September 14.

The Chinese delegation will make an observation visit to the Bhaktapur Durbar area to see the structures reconstructed after the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake.

Li’s delegation comprises of 67 persons including six high-ranking officers, security personnel, journalists and other staff. CPC Chairperson Li and his delegation will return home on September 15 on a special flight.

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