Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has left for China on Thursday heading a 33-member delegation to the second China South Asia Trade Fair going to be held at Kunming city of Yunnan province.
The PM is attending the Fair as the guest of honour at the official invitation of the Government of the People's Republic of China.
PM Koirala flew to the northern neighbour on a special aircraft. Representatives of various political parties, lawmakers, PM's advisors, high ranking government officials and the Nepali Ambassador to China are part of the delegation.
During his stay in China, the Prime Minister is scheduled to meet Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang and his counterparts from different countries, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The fair from June 6 to 10 will be attended by political leaders from South Asia and South East Asia.
Prime Minister Koirala will address the fair as a 'special guest' and will inaugurate the Nepali pavilion at the fair. The pavilion will showcase 80 stalls of Nepali products related to Nepali culture and tourism. The Nepali team will present a cultural program at the fair.
A Nepali delegation headed by Minister for Commerce and Supplies Sunil Thapa is already in China to take part in the fair. Minister Thapa left Kathmandu last night.
Similarly, the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) will head a separate delegation of Nepali business leaders to the fair as Nepal is a member of the 9th China-South Asia Trade Forum, it is learnt.
A total of 46 countries of South Asia and South East Asia are participating in the fair organised jointly by Yunnan's provincial government and China’s Ministry of Commerce.
Speaker, Deputy Prime Ministers, government high-ranking officials and chiefs of security bodies saw the PM off at the VVIP longue of Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.
Prime Minister Koirala is scheduled to return home on Friday evening.