Nepali army chief leaves for visit to U.S., Britain

KATHMANDU, June 30 (Xinhua) — Chief of the Army Staff of the Nepali Army Rajendra Chhetri left for the United States on Friday to participate in a UN troops contributing countries conference.

The Nepali army chief is scheduled to meet UN under secretary-general of the directorate of peacekeeping force and military adviser of the UN secretary general during the visit, the Army said in a statement.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is among the dignitaries who will be addressing the UN Chief of Defense Conference of Troops Contributing Countries to be held on July 7.

The Nepali army chief will also be travelling to the Britain at the invitation of Chief of General Staff Nicholas Patrick Carter, the Army said.

Chhetri is scheduled to meet Britain’s chief of defense and visit the Regional Command and Army Headquarters.

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