Kathmandu, Sept 24 : Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the Communist Party of China (CPC) have established brotherly relations.
A bilateral memorandum of understanding to this effect was signed between the two parties amidst a programme here today.
Chief of the NCP’s Foreign Affairs Department, Madhab Kumar Nepal and Chief of International Liaison Department of the Communist Party of China, Song Tao, signed the MoU regarding establishing brotherly relations between the two parties.
NCP Chair and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and another Chair, Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ were present on the occasion.
Deputy Chief of NCP, Department of Foreign Affairs, Bishnu Rijal, said the MoU incorporates five points, namely, exchanging high-level visits between the two parties, sharing the communist ideology and experience, giving continuity to the ideological training that is being conducted at present, extending the training to the lower level and sharing experience about the development models of the two countries.
As deputy chief Rijal said, the MoU should be taken as a renewal of relations between the two parties–the Communist Party of China ( CPC) and the Nepal Communist Party– in the aftermath of its formation by merging the then CPN (UML) an CPN (Maoist Center). Before the integration, the two parties had their separate friendly relations with the CPC.
There was no reason of interpreting it in a different way, as it was just the continuation of tradition and of friendly relationships between the NCP and CPC.
“It is an attempt to further consolidate the relations existing between the two countries and two parties, and take such relations to a new height,” the deputy chief said. “Nepal and NCP are committed to the ‘one China’ policy since past and we are moving ahead as per the same commitment.”
The MoU was signed when Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit Nepal soon.
The ruling Communist parties of both countries on Monday organised an ideological training to make initiations for finding a common base for prosperity.