Chinese team return home after a four-day visit to Nepal

Kathmandu: A four-member delegation led by Chinese Communist Party’s Deputy Minister for International Affairs Guo Yezhou has returned home after a four-day visit to Nepal.

The team returned to China today on a regular flight of Himalayan Airlines. Earlier, they had arrived in Nepal on Sunday on an Air China chartered flight. At a time when the internal dispute between the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) was escalating, a delegation of the Chinese Communist Party’s Deputy Minister for International Affairs, Yezhou, arrived in Kathmandu.

During his visit to Nepal, the Chinese delegation urged the CPN leaders to meet if there is still room for reconciliation. The team initially met with President Bidyadevi Bhandari and then Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. The team also held discussions with Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Chairman of the Prachanda-Nepal Group of the CPN, Madhav Kumar Nepal, Jhala Nath Khanal, President of the Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba and Chairman of the Federal Council of the Janata Samajbadi Party, former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai.

Although it is said that the Chinese team came to bring them back together after the split of the Communist Party of Nepal, the Chinese team has denied it. He clarified that his visit was focused on Nepal-China cooperation, exchange of assistance to control the covid-19 epidemic.