Beijing, Sept 26: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, who is on a weeklong official visit of China, met with the member of the Political bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Secretary of the CPC Chongqing Municipality Committee Yuan Jiajun in Chongqing on Tuesday.
Upon his arrival in Chongqing city, the PM met the CPC leader Jiajun at Chongqing Metropolitan City. During the meeting, issues of bilateral interests and mutual cooperation and understanding were discussed.
According to officials participating there on the meeting, Prime Minister Dahal expressed his happiness over the warm welcome in Chongquing. He was particularly thanked Mr Jianjun after meeting with him physically.
The senior member of CPC Mr Jianjun was in Kathmandu but PM Dahal was unable to meet him personally. PM Dahal was in Italy to take part in the UN Food System summit when Jianjun was in Kathmandu. However, PM Dahal shared views through video call.
Earlier at Chongqing Airport, the PM was received by vice-mayors of Chongqing Municipality Dang Yangzheng and Jang Gaoji. PM Dahal also visited Chongqing Academy of Agricultural Sciences to study about scientific and modern agriculture system there.
The Academy’s senior officials welcomed the Prime Minister Dahal and briefed about the agricultural innovation. On Monday, the government officials of both the countries had signed Memorandum of Understanding to expedite possible area of cooperation on agriculture sector.
The lead agency on search of agriculture, livestock and fisheries sector have been proposed to the Academy of Agricultural Sciences based in Chongquing. Even the Academy has been actively working with the African governments on agri-based research and innovation.
The Prime Minister is accompanied by Foreign Minister NP Saud, Minister Prakash Jwala, Mahendra Raya Yadav, FNCCI President Chandra Dhakal and other members of his delegation. The PM is scheduled to stay in Chongqing city on Tuesday.