Defence Minister Pokhrel to attend Beijing Xiangshan forum

Kathmandu, October 23

Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwor Pokhrel is to attend the eighth Beijing Xiangshan Forum, which is to take place in the Chinese capital from Wednesday to Friday.

Pokhrel, who left Kathmandu on Tuesday, was invited to China by his counterpart, will return to Kathmandu after week. The minister will talk about Nepal’s contribution to peace-keeping missions under the UN flag and its future challenges, the minister’s press coordinator Lokendra KC informed.

KC informed that during the course of the visit, Nepal and China are to sign a 150 million yuan deal to provide disaster management assistance to the Nepali Army. Defence ministers from more than 15 countries and heads of armed forces of 40 countries are expected to attend the forum.

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