KATHMANDU, June 10: Leading an 11-member delegation, Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has left for China Friday morning.
Pun is visiting the northern neighbor to participate in the 4th China-South Asia Expo and the 24th Kunming Import and Export Commodities Fair to be held in Kunming from June 12.
The vice president is scheduled to address the inauguration ceremony of CSA Expo and 11th China – South Asia Business Forum in Kunming on June 12. He is also scheduled to pay a courtesy call on his Chinese counterpart Li Yuanchao. Highly-placed Chinese officials will meet Vice-President Pun.
Pun's entourage includes his wife Hastamali Pun, Secretary at the Vice-President's Office Rajendra Kishore Kshatri, Pun's personal secretary Suk Bahadur Roka, his press coordinator Manoj Gharti, his ADC Lieutenant Colonel Manoj Kumar Silwal, among others.
Deputy Prime Minister Chitra Bahadur KC, ministers, heads of diplomatic missions in Kathmandu, Chief Secretary, Chief of Army Staff, and chiefs of Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and National Investigation Department saw off Vice President Pun at the Tribhuvan International Airport this morning.
This is the maiden foreign visit of Pun after he was elected the Vice President. He is scheduled to return home on June 16.