The interaction program between ruling CPN and the Communist Party of China (CPC) to share experiences of operating the party has ended on Friday.
Leaders, who participated in the interaction for almost two hours through video conferencing from the party office in Dhumbarahi, said Nepal-China relation, relation between the two communist parties, and contemporary issues were discussed.
Chief of the international liaison department of CPC Song Tao, and Secretary of the party in Tibet Wu Yingjie spoke during the interaction that started by playing the international anthem of communists, according to central committee member of CPN Bishal Bhattarai.
"Chief of the international liaison department of CPC talked about the close relation between the two countries and acknowledged how Nepal has always stood by One China policy," Bhattarai stated. "He assured that China will provide necessary help to Nepal to fight the COVID-19 pandemic."
Bhattarai revealed that a visit by a team of CPN leaders led by Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal was decided in December 2019 but the visit could not materialize due to the pandemic. "Members of that team and leaders of the Communist Party of China held discussion today."
He said Secretary of the CPC in Tibet Wu Yingjie stressed on the need to expand trans-Himalayan communication network. Wu also added that the two countries will jointly make the altitude of Mt Everest public soon.
Chairman Dahal talked about Nepal-China relation and relation between the two communist parties while Deputy Prime Minister Ishwore Pokharel talked about the government efforts to tackle the pandemic, according to youth leader of CPM Kalyan Rokka. Pokharel claimed that infection could be checked as lockdown was imposed in time.
The foreign department of ruling CPN was not invited to the interaction program though.
Deputy chiefs of the foreign department Surendra Kumar Karki and Bishnu Rijal confirmed with Setopati that the department was not informed about the program. Senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal heads the department.
Published Date: Friday, Ashar 5, 2077, 17:07:00