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Two UK officials touch base in Kathmandu

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KATHMANDU — Two high level UK officials have touched base in Nepal on Tuesday.

Their visit occurs as Nepal and the UK are celebrating 200 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Permanent Under-Secretary Sir Simon McDonald and the UK Department for International Development’s (DFID) Permanent Secretary Mark Lowcock touched base in Nepal for an official visit.

During their visit McDonald and Lowcock will talk about discuss bilateral and international issues with senior figures of Nepal government, including the PM, foreign minister, and finance minister, the British Embassy in Kathmandu said in a statement issued Tuesday.

“They will also meet with a wide range of people from business and politics to discuss issues that are important to both countries, including the current political situation, human rights, and the economic and humanitarian challenges facing Nepal, ways the UK can help Nepal improve its business environment and boost bilateral trade and investment, and future development partnerships,” the statement read.

This is Mark Lowcock’s fourth visit to Nepal, he was last here in 1993 as part of delegation accompanying the late Princess Diana, it said.

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Chinese vice-minister Yezhou calls on MC chair Dahal





KATHMANDU — Vice Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, Guo Yezhou, today met with CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal at the latter’s residence in Khumaltar

They discussed the latest political scenario and matters related to mutual interests, it is said.

On the occasion, Chairman Dahal said that the CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre) have decided to unite the party for country’s political stability, development and prosperity, reads a press release issued by Dahal’s Secretariat.

Chairman Dahal stressed that the unity started with an objective of heading on a long journey of socialism by making economic development would build a basis of socialism.

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Similarly, Vice-Minister Yezhou congratulated Dahal for the unification between the two parties and said that this unity could do a lot for the political stability and development.

Expressing belief that the past agreements signed with Chinese government would be transformed into practice, he pledged full supports from China to the unified party.

He said that the supports providing by Chinese government for Nepal’s stability, prosperity and development would be continued in days ahead and the area of cooperation would also be expanded.

On the occasion, the Chinese Vice Minister handed over a book ‘ The Governance of China-2’ written by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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