Nepal’s ruling party, the Communist Party of Nepal (NCP) expressed the hope that the upcoming visit of Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli to China will be significant to deepen bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
“We hope that the visit will be significant to deepen bilateral cooperation between Nepal and China,” Party Spokesman Narayan Kaji Shrestha said.
This was the first-ever meeting of the party standing committee since the launching of the Nepal Communist Party, a new communist party in the country, with the merger of the two leftist parties CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre) one month ago.
Leading a high-powered delegation, Nepali Prime Minister Oli is embarking on a five-day visit to China on June 19 at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang.
This is going to be the first visit of the prime minister to China since he came to power in February this year.
(Cover: The then Nepal Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli (L) meets Chinese President Xi Jinping (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, March 21, 2016. /VCG Photo)