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PM in Upper Mustang

October 18, 2009

REPUBLICA
October 17, 2009

KATHMANDU, Oct 17 -- Prime Minister Madhav Kumar
Nepal along with other senior leaders of his
party Communist Party of Nepal (Unified
Marxist-Leninist) has reached Upper Mustang a
bordering area to Tibet Saturday morning.

The prime minister reached Mustang to observe
Nepal-China border and security situation in the
district, according to his Press Advisor, Bishnu Rijal.

Nepal is also scheduled to attend a function
organized by Annapurna Conservation Area Project
(ACAP) in the district. Minister for Forest,
Deepak Bohara, also is accompanying the prime minister.

The UML leaders accompanying the prime minister
are KP Oli, Amrit Bohara, Pradip Nepal, Raghuji Pant and Shrimaya Thakali.

The prime minister is scheduled to return
Kathmandu Saturday afternoon, Rijal said.

The government is planning to deploy Armed Police
Force along the Nepal-China border. Mustang is
considered one of the sensitive districts in view
of frequent Tibetans´ protests against the Chinese government.
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