Former Minister Ananda Pokhrel, leader of the CPN-UML, proposed expanding the relationship between the Chinese Communist Party and the CPN-UML to the provincial level while speaking as the keynote speaker at a webinar meeting with young leaders of major political parties in South Asia and Southeast Asia on Thursday. He stated that the two parties’ relationship should be expanded from the center to the local levels, while also addressing a variety of other difficulties.
During the pandemic, the CPC held meetings with young leaders from Pakistan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Nepal about youth entrepreneurship and business growth. The talk was attended by 72 UML young leaders of various ranks.
Pokhrel praised China’s assistance to Nepal in tackling the disease and said the UML-led government had included strong programs in the budget this year to encourage youth entrepreneurship.
Read Ananda Pokhrel’s speech from the virtual meeting below:
Hello and Namaste.
It is my greatest honor and privilege to be here today representing the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN-UML) at this important and historic event, and offer some of my remarks on Nepal-China friendly ties, coping with the current pandemic, and the communist movements of Nepal.
I would like to thank SouthEast Asia and South Asia IDCPC for organizing this event.
First of all, I would like to congratulate the Communist Party of China for completing 100 successful years of its establishment and 71 years of Chinese Liberation.
The whole world should be proud of China because it has not only provided economic dreams but also the hope of change and development to countries like Nepal with the adaptation of socialism with distinct Chinese characteristics, building into a well-off, democratic, civilized, and harmonious modern nation.
The History of Nepal Communist Party goes back 71 years. The Communist Party became popular under the leadership of Late Madan Bhandari. People’s Multiparty Democracy, the idea and philosophy proposed by Madan Bhandari, was later developed as the guiding principle of CPN-UML. With the alliance of leading communist parties of Nepal, we secured a majority in the Parliamentary Election and later unified as a strong single party. This unification lasted for merely 3 years, due to internal contradiction and conflict of interest. The capitalists and imperialists were not satisfied with the rise of Communist influence and stable government in Nepal and they played a significant role in the split of communist party, nurturing instability by weakening the CPN-UML and Communist Movement by formation of the Anti-UML alliance.
Learning from the experiences of communist activities of Nepal, CPC and CPN-UML must work together for the development movement in Nepal and strengthen the ideological friendship. The partnership should go beyond the central level and should be expanded to the Provincial level.
It has been 65 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and China. For all these years, the relationship between two countries has always been friendly and cordial. The relations between the two countries have been marked by friendliness, understanding, mutual support, cooperation and respect for each other’s sensitivities.
Nepal is firmly committed to the one-China policy. We