Kathmandu, Sept 19 : Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has left here today on a six-day official visit to China.
Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa bade him farewell at the VVIP lounge of the Tribhuvan International Airport.
On the occasion, a contingent of Nepal Army offered a guard honour to the Vice President. Chiefs of Nepal-based diplomatic missions, high-ranking government and officials and senior security officials were at TIA to see off the vice president who will lead a Nepali delegation to the '17th Western China International Fair' in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province.
According to his private secretariat, the vice president is scheduled to address the inaugural session of the fair on September 20 and a programme on 'Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) ' to be organised from the business community level same day.
During his stay in the northern neighbour, he will meet Chinese Vice Premier, Sichuan province secretary of the Communist Party of China and government representatives. He will inspect Sichuan-based development programmes. He will return home on September 24.