Kathmandu, September 22
Ruling parties of Nepal and China, Nepal Communist Party and Communist Party of China, are jointly hosting a symposium in Kathmandu, in which they will discuss various issues revolving around inter-party and inter-country links.
High-ranking political leaders and intellectuals close to the parties will speak at the Nepal-China Friendship Symposium being held in the capital on Monday and Tuesday. Nepal’s Prime Minister and NCP chairman KP Sharma Oli will inaugurate the function tomorrow, informs NCP Foreign Affairs Department’s deputy chief Bishnu Rijal.
NCP sources say the agenda of the event also highlights issues related to social transformation, communist disciplining, development and prosperity.
The Chinese delegation will arrive in Kathmandu tomorrow itself. Song Tao, director of the International Liaison Department of the CPC, will lead the 50-member delegation. The list of Nepali side has not been finalised yet, according to NCP School Department’s deputy chief Beduram Bhusal.
Song will deliver a keynote speech at the inaugural. He will also call on two chairmen of the NCP, Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal, on Monday evening.
Though some media reported that the event would be organised to train the NCP leaders in the Xi Jinping Thought, Rijal says renewing the inter-party ties is the prime objective. He reminds that such functions had been organised in the past also.