The high-level Chinese delegation led by a vice minister of the Communist Party of China met top Nepal Communist Party leaders on Monday and discussed the political situation in the country as Beijing tries to patch differences between Nepal’s feuding leaders.

Vice Minister of the International Department of the CPC Guo Yezhou, who arrived in Kathmandu on Sunday, met Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, who claims control over the ruling party after removing Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli from the posts of the party’s parliamentary leader and chair.

Contemporary politics, especially that has arisen after Oli’s move to dissolve the House of Representatives, the possibility of bringing the two factions of the NCP together and Nepal-China cooperation figured during the talks, The Kathmandu Post reported, quoting Prachanda’s secretariat.

Later, the Chinese delegation met former PM Madhav Kumar Nepal, who has replaced Oli as chairman of the Prachanda-led faction. Monday’s meetings came a day after the four-member team led by Guo held separate talks with President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Oli to patch up differences.

According to PTI, Prime Minister Oli, after his meeting with Guo at his official residence in Baluwatar, said Nepal and China have promoted and strengthened the bilateral relations to a new height in recent years. China has been supporting Nepal as a close neighbour and a friend of Nepal, Oli said.