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Senior UML leader and CoAS return home; Nepal says India wants to see early end of transitional period


KATHMANDU: Senior leader of CPN-UML Madhav Kumar Nepal has returned home following a five-day official visit of neighboring India.

Leader Nepal had left for New Delhi on Wednesday, at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh.

Talking to journalists at the Tribhuvan International Airport, leader Nepal said his goodwill visit to India has further strengthened relations between the two countries. He also informed that India wishes to see an immediate end to the transition in Nepal and the Indian leaders were of the view that Nepal should resolve its internal problems on its own.

He also added that India stressed on the unity of democratic forces in Nepal for the success of the Constituent Assembly election in Nepal.

Apart from Indian Prime Minister Singh, the UML leader met with Congress I Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, leader of the opposition party Lal Krishna Adwani, Minister for External Affairs Salman Khursid, leaders Sharad Yadav, DP Tripathi, Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar among others.

Leader Nepal was accompanied by UML General Secretary Ishwar Pokharel and member of the party’s foreign department member Rajan Bhattarai. Nepal was third after Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Sher Bahadur Deuba to visit India after the November 19 elections were declared in Nepal, while Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala will follow him for the visit to India.

Meanwhile, Chief of Army Staff Gaurav Shumsher Rana completed his 10-day visit to China and landed in Kathmandu Sunday afternoon.

Rana was in China following an invitation from chief of People’s Liberation Army of China, General Fang Fenghui. “The visit has strengthened bilateral relations between the two countries enhancing mutual trust,” said a statement issued by the Nepal Army.

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