The secretariat meeting of ruling CPN on Wednesday discussed probable Nepal visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
“The two chairmen briefed about their respective meetings with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Chinese President Xi will apparently visit Nepal soon. We were also briefed about that,” a secretariat member told Setopati.
The government has long been trying to bring Xi to Nepal and many believe that Minister Wang visited Nepal to lay the groundwork for that visit.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli also briefed the secretariat about issues ranging from his treatment in Singapore to inauguration of petroleum pipeline.
The secretariat member said Oli’s updates used up most of the meeting that ran for around 90 minutes. “We heard about his treatment. He said he felt his treatment was good,” the secretariat member said. “He has assured that he can return to full duty after some time.”
PM Oli has been working from his residence in Baluwatar since his return from Singapore on Friday on advice of doctors.
He went out of Baluwatar only to inaugurate the Motihari-Amlekhgunj petroleum pipeline from Singha Durbar on Tuesday and for follow-up at the Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Center inside the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) premises earlier on Wednesday.
Wednesday’s secretariat meeting was held in the room for the PM to take rest in the first floor instead of the ground floor as in the past.
Oli briefed the secretariat about inauguration of the pipeline. “He seemed elated while briefing about inauguration of the pipeline,” the secretariat member added.
The issue of clash in the meeting of Province 2 committee was also discussed in the meeting. The secretariat took the clash seriously and concluded that the party leadership should resolve it.
Two factions of CPN clashed during the meeting in Bardibas of Mahottari on Tuesday after allegations that the leaders gave party responsibilities to those who are close to them.