Prachanda to visit China to attend Olympic concluding ceremony

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Kathmandu, Aug 18 : Nepal's Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias 'Prachanda' will visit China on Saturday to take part in the concluding ceremony of Beijing Olympic.

This will be Prachanda's first foreign tour as Prime Minister.

Chinese ambassador to Nepal Zheng Xiangling had met him on Sunday and invited him to visit China to attend the concluding ceremony of the Olympic Games.

Nepal could not send its top state representative to Olympic opening ceremony due to political stalemate.

It is rare for a Nepali Prime Minister choosing a country other than India for his maiden foreign tour.

However, a delegation of Indian political leaders that is currently in Nepal met Prachanda today and forwarded him Indian premier Dr Manmohan Singh's invitation for a tour to India, Nepalnews reported.

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