Nepal to send special envoys to China, India


KATHMANDU, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) — The Nepalese government on Thursday decided to send two deputy prime ministers as special envoys of the government to China and India respectively.
A meeting of the Council of Ministers decided to send Deputy Prime Ministers Krishna Bahadur Mahara and Bimalendra Nidhi to China and India respectively as special envoys of the government, Prime Minister’s Secretariat said in a press statement here in Kathmandu.
“The two deputy prime ministers will travel to China and India as special envoys to strengthen bilateral ties with the two neighbors very soon,” said the press statement.
Deputy Prime Minister Mahara, who belongs to the CPN (Maoist Center) party, is in charge of finance of the government, while another Deputy Prime Minister Nidhi, a leader from the Nepali Congress, is overseeing home affairs in the Dahal-led new coalition government that came to power in August 3. Enditem