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Prachanda Leaves Nepal for U.S.

Posted by Mike E on September 20, 2008

Prachanda (aka Pushpa Kamal Dahal)

originally from Nepal News

In his third foreign visit since he became prime minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is set to leave for the United States on Saturday to attend the general assembly of the United Nations in New York.

“I am leaving for the US visit where I will address the general assembly. I have also just received an invitation to attend a reception to be hosted there by the US president George Bush,” PM Dahal said while addressing the Constituent Assembly on Friday night.

This will be a landmark visit for the prime minister who is the chairman of the CPN-Maoists that is labeled as a terrorist organisation by the American government.

It was only after his party won largest number of seats in the Constituent Assembly elections in April that the American officials finally started meeting with him.

In New York, PM Dahal will also attend programmes organised by The Asia Society and India China Institute, according to reports. sd Sep 20 08

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