Nepal Today

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Special Chinese envoy calls for stop to anti-China activities

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 26 Feb: Assistant Minister and Special Envoy of the Chinese government Liu Tieji Thursday asked Prime Minister Prachanda to stop anti-Chinese activities while inviting him to visit China later this year.
Prachanda is expected to visit the northern neighbour sometime in April/May.
Anti-China activities is an euphemism for the Free Tibet movement of Tibetan exiles and foreign governments from Nepal.
Liu arrived for a two-day visit leading a 14-member delegation.
Nepal and China are expected to sign an economic cooperation agreement during Prachanda’s visit.

Narayanhiti palace museum opened

Kathmandu, 26 Feb: Prime Minister Prachanda formally inaugurated the Narayanhiti palace museum Thursday.
It will be open to the public from Friday.
Former King Gyanendra vacated the palace last year.
The former royal couple is on an India visit for the first time after ouster to attend a wedding of a relative.
The museum contains royal relics and is spread over 318 ropanis of land.
Foreign ministry has moved to part of the former royal palace where the former King’s mother resides.


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