KATHMANDU, Sept 7: Speaker of Federal Parliament Krishna Bahadur Mahara today left for Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet autonomous region of China, on his five-day official visit to China.
Mahara is travelling to China at the invitation of his counterpart Wang Yi.
The Speaker is scheduled to participate in 'the fourth China Tibet Tourism and Culture Expo' scheduled for today itself. Besides, he is set to hold discussion with Chief of Tibet government on various aspects of mutual welfare and bilateral relations between Nepal and Tibet, said the Speaker's Secretariat.
He will also lay the foundation stone for Nepali Consular Office in Lhasa, and inaugurate Miteri bridges at Rasuwagadhi and Tatopani. Also, he will address the meeting of the trans-Himalayan Belt and Road International Cooperation Forum.
The delegation led by Speaker Mahara to China includes Communist Party of Nepal's lawmaker Shanti Maya Tamang Pakhrin, Nepali Congress's Rangmati Shahi, Uma Shankar Arabariya of the Federal Socialist Forum, Ekbal Miya of the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal, Durga Poudel of the Rastriya Janamorcha, Secretary at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Bharat Raj Gautam and a representative from the Speaker's Secretariat. Mahara is scheduled to return home on September 11.