On the eve of China visit, PM consults with political leaders

'The China visit will focus on further strengthening Nepal-China relations and issues of bilateral interests,' the PM said.

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Kathmandu: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal held high-level political talks in the run up to his visit to the United States of America to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and subsequent visit to China. In the discussions held at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Minister in Singha Durbar, the Prime Minister was advised to prioritize the balanced diplomatic ties with the neighbors, to review the implementation status of agreements, to pay heed to security affairs of mutual concerns, and to promote the Nepal’s non-aligned foreign policy.

Prime Minster was also urged to stay prepared to secure benefits from the visit. Parties representing in the Federal Parliament, top political leaders, former prime ministers and former foreign ministers were present in the meeting. In the meeting, the Prime Minister said his China visit would be productive and the government was making necessary preparations for making the trip successful. He made it clear that the government was committed to maintaining balanced relations with Nepal’s two close neighbors and the entire world, while also reiterating the government’s commitment to the policy of non-alignment.

According to the Prime Minister, Nepal will highlight its development efforts, the impact of climate change it has been facing, Nepal’s efforts to conclude the peace process and other contemporary issues. He informed that he decided to visit China straightly from the US after attending the UN mega event after adequate consultations at the diplomatic level. “The China visit will focus on further strengthening Nepal-China relations and issues of bilateral interests,” he said.

Nepali Congress President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, CPN (UML) Chair and former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, CPN (Unified Socialist) Chair and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal were among those senior leaders present in the consultation by Prime Minister. Likewise, Foreign Minister Narayan Prakash (NP) Saud, leaders Mahantha Thakur, CK Raut, Chitra Bahadur KC, Prem Suwal, former foreign ministers Rameshnath Pandey, Dr Prakash Chandra Lohani, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Dr Bimala Rai Paudyal among others were present in the meeting.