Nepal PM to visit China

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Kathmandu, March 14 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is scheduled to visit China next week to participate in the annual Boao Forum for Asia conference, a media report said on Tuesday.

According to his personal aides, Prime Minister Dahal has started internal preparations to fly to China on March 24, My Republica daily said in the report.

“The Prime Minister has received an invitation to address the conference. We have just started internal preparations on the visit,” said the premier’s press advisor Gobinda Acharya.

Although the visit is being made to address the Boao conference that is themed “Globalization and Free Trade-Asian Perspectives”, Dahal is likely to make a brief trip to Beijing from Hainan province and sign some major bilateral deals.

The 2017 annual conference of the Boao Forum for Asia is being held from March 23 to 26 in Boao, Hainan province.

The official opening of the ceremony that is divided into four modules-globalization, growth, reform and new economy — is scheduled to take place on March 25.

–IANS

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