NCP leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal to visit India from September 7

Dahal's week-long visit to China will begin on September 17 at the invitation of the Communist Party of China

File photo of Nepal Communist Party co-chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal

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Nepal Communist Party Co-chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal will embark on a five-day India visit on September 7. The former Nepal PM will hold meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, communist party leaders and others during his India visit.

He will leave India on September 12 and then will leave for China on September 17 on a week-long visit at the invitation of the Communist Party of China.

Dahal’s visit to two neighbouring countries is aimed at conveying the new Nepal government’s priority for Nepal-India-China trilateral cooperation to attain the goal of economic prosperity.

According to sources within the Nepal Communist Party, Dahal will hold discussions with Indian leaders on political, economic and bilateral relations.

The NCP leader will meet China President Xi Jinping and discuss issues related to trade and transit, projects under the belt and road initiative, and reopening of the Tatopani border point.

Nepal had signed a memorandum of understanding for the Belt and Road Initiative in 2017 when Dahal was Nepal’s prime minister.

The NCP sources further informed that the Chinese and Indian sides had wanted to hold meeting with Dahal on Nepal government’s future plans after Oli’s visit to the two countries.

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