High-level Chinese delegation in Nepal
Last Updated: Saturday, September 11, 2010, 19:01
Kathmandu: A high-level Chinese delegation led by a senior leader of the Communist Party of China on Saturday arrived here on a five-day visit during which it will hold discussions with the country's top leadership on the current political situation.

The 21-member Chinese delegation led by He Yong, secretary at the secretariat of Central Committee of Communist Party of China (CPC), is here at the joint invitation of three major political parties Maoists, Nepali Congress and CPN-UML.

During the visit, the Chinese delegation is scheduled to meet with President Ram Baran Yadav, care-taker Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal and top leaders of major political parties.

Their discussion will mainly focus on the current political situation, the ongoing peace process and drafting of the new constitution, sources said.

The visit assumes significance in the wake of the political deadlock in Nepal over non-election of a new Prime Minister for more than two months.

The visit also comes on the heels of a controversy over an audio tape in which Maoist leader Krishna Bahadur Mahara allegedly demanded Rs 500 million from a Chinese leader "to buy Parliament members to support Prachanda."


First Published: Saturday, September 11, 2010, 19:01

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