Here are two interesting articles about the visit of Prachanda, Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and Prime Minister of Nepal, to the People’s Republic of China. Prachanda went to Beijing to attend the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games. There he met with China’s President, Hu Jintao, and China’s Premier, Wen Jiabao. The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) is leading a revolutionary coalition government to build a new Nepal following a decade long people’s war.
Chinese premier meets new Nepali PM
BEIJING, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) — Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met here on Sunday with new Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, known as Prachanda, discussing bilateral relations and the Beijing Olympic Games.
Congratulating Prachanda on his swearing in as prime minister, Wen said China respected the social system and way of development Nepal had chosen according to its situation.
He believed it would realize political stability and economic development through joint efforts of all political parties and under the leadership of Prachanda, who was here to attend the Games closing ceremony on Sunday evening.
China and Nepal were good neighbors and China was satisfied with the current development of bilateral relations, Wen said. He noted China would work with Nepal to further the reciprocal cooperation in various fields and benefit the two peoples.
Prachanda said the friendship between China and Nepal had endured the test of time. Historic changes were taking place in Nepal’s domestic situation. The Nepali government and people were striving for national stability and economic development, and hoped to get support and cooperation from China.
Nepal would, as always, supports China’s efforts to maintain national sovereignty and territorial integrity, Prachanda said.
Chinese president meets Nepali prime minister
BEIJING, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Hu Jintao met here on Sunday with Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda”, who is here to attend the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games scheduled for Sunday night.
Hu welcomed the newly-elected prime minister to the Beijing Olympics’ closing and expressed thanks for the Nepali government’s support for the Beijing Games.
The Chinese president also congratulated Prachanda on his election as Nepali prime minister.
“Mr. Prime Minister has come to the Beijing Olympics’ closing ceremony within a week after being sworn in,” said Hu. “This fully demonstrates the great attention Nepal attaches to relations with China and its profound friendship with the Chinese people. We highly appreciate that.”
Prachanda thanked Hu for his remarks and congratulated the Chinese people on the successful hosting of the Beijing Games.
The Beijing Olympics Games has left a glorious chapter in the Olympic history and Nepal feels proud for its neighbor China and the Chinese people for their success, said Prachanda.