Chief of the CPC International Liaison Department, Song Tao (R), Deputy Chief Guo Yezhou (L) attend interaction on party operation with Nepal Communist Party leaders.
KATHMANDU: The video conference between the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to share their experiences of party operation has ended.
As many as 100 NCP leaders, including its Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Chief of the NCP School Department Ishwor Pokhrel, participated in the interaction organized by the Department and CPC’s International Liaison Department.
According to leaders, the discussion basically focused on the relation between the two communist parties, and contemporary issues.
While NCP Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ delivered his address on behalf of the NCP, Chief of the international liaison department of CPC Song Tao, and Secretary of the party in Tibet Wu Yingjie spoke on their party’s behalf.
Chairman ‘Prachanda’ said the time tested and good neighborly relations between Nepal and China are guided by the principles of peaceful coexistence.
“These relations are nurtured on the basis of mutual respect, sovereign equality, and understanding on each-others core concerns and sensitivities,” Dahal said.
He said mutual trust, friendship and good neighborliness are the hallmarks of the relations between the two countries adding, “We can say with proud that we Nepal and China enjoy trouble-free relations between the two neighbors of different size, demography and development stage.”
Dahal said Nepal stands firm and resolute on ‘One-China Policy’ and supports Taiwan’s peaceful reunification.
Stating that Nepal firmly supports China on Hong Kong issues, Tibet and Xinjiang matter, Dahal said Nepal believes in non-interference in the internal matters by external forces in any pretext.
NCP Chairman Dahal further noted that his party wishes to work together with the Communist Party of China for common development, prosperity, peace and harmony.
Tao spoke about the relation between China and Nepal and appreciated Nepal’s stance on ‘One China policy’.
Tao also assured China’s continued support to Nepal in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, the foreign department of the ruling NCP was not invited to the interaction program.
Senior leader and party’s Foreign Desk Head Madhav Kumar Nepal abstained from the high-level video conference between the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Nepal Communist Party (NCP) held today.
Senior leader Nepal, the head of NCP’s Foreign Department, did not join the conference organized by the ruling party’s School Department.
The meeting described as sharing between two ruling communist parties of the Asian nations is said to China’s dictation on good governance and corruption.
According to sources, leader Nepal was not happy with the last-hour invitation for the conference organized by CPC’s International Department, CPC’s Tibet Autonomous Chapter and NCP’s School Department.
Another senior leader Jhala Nath Khanal also abstained.
CPC’s International Department Head Sung Thao was the keynote speaker/ trainer in the program.
Prior to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit last year, NCP and CPC had agreed to share the experience on ‘Xi path’ and train each other further on the same path.
The program formerly organized in the initiation of NCP’s Foreign Department is organized by School Department. Critics regard it as an act of undermining the role of Party’s Foreign Department headed by former Prime Minister and senior leader Nepal.
In the meantime, some leaders have criticized the conference as untimely, irrational and against diplomatic norms as it is organized at a time when Nepal is in hard time with border dispute with India.