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PM Prachanda consults experts and political leaders ahead of China visit

The Nepal Weekly
September 12, 2023

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ Sunday held extensive consultations ahead of his upcoming official visit to China. Prachanda is leaving on September 16 for United States of America to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and subsequent visit to China.

During the discussions held at the Prime Minister’s Office at Singha Durbar, Kathmandu the Prime Minister was advised to prioritize the establishment of balanced diplomatic ties with the neighbours, to review the implementation status of past agreements, to pay heed to security affairs of mutual concerns, and to promote Nepal’s non-aligned foreign policy.

Those present at the meeting were Lawmakers representing various political parties, political leaders, former prime ministers and former foreign ministers. Earlier, he had also held consultation with former foreign secretaries and former ambassadors of Nepal to different countries.

In the meeting, the Prime Minister expressed confident that his upcoming China visit would remain productive and the government was making necessary preparations for making the journey successful, according to sources close to the PM.

The Prime Minister on the occasion made it clear that the government was committed to maintaining balanced relations with Nepal’s two close neighbours and all other friendly countries.

The Prime Minister reiterated the government’s commitment to the policy of non-alignment. According to the Prime Minister, Nepal has set out to 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, appealing to the world for combined efforts towards that end.   

“The China visit will focus on further strengthening Nepal-China relations and issues of bilateral interests.”

The experts and political leaders advised the Prime Minister to move forward only deliverable and viable projects during his visit to China Foreign Minister N.P. Saud told media persons. They asked the Prime Minister to make the visit meaningful by addressing the concerns of China, according to FM Saud. THey also advised the Prime Minister to direct his visit towards further consolidating the close relations existing between Nepal and China.”