The Communist Party of Nepal (CPN-UML) on Sunday urged the government to focus on the implementation of bilateral agreements signed with China and India.

Speaking in parliament, CPN-UML MP Keshav Badal asked the government to implement a number of bilateral agreements reached with neighbouring countries during the then Prime Minister’s visits, Xinhua reported.

"The incumbent government should work toward enhancing bilateral relationship with neighbouring countries and for this, implementation of the bilateral agreements reached with China and India will be crucial. Our party strongly suggests the government to implement those bilateral deals reached with both neighbours," Badal said.

He also said that the government should closely work with China for effective implementation of the Transit Transport Agreement signed with China.

"At the same time, the government should work toward implementing a deal with southern neighbour India to utilise the Visakhapatnam Port of India," he said.

Welcoming the government’s decision to send special envoys to China and India to strengthen bilateral ties, the opposition said that the special envoys should seize the opportunity to discuss with the authorities of both countries the implementation of bilateral deals.

Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara is leaving for China on Monday where he will hold high level-meetings with Chinese officials, according to his media advisor Triibhuwan Poudel.

Similarly, Deputy Prime Minister Bimalendra Nidhi will be travelling to India later this week to hold talks with Indian authorities.

Deputy Prime Minister Mahara, who belongs to the CPN (Maoist Center) party, is in charge of finance of the government, while Deputy Prime Minister Nidhi, a leader from the Nepali Congress, is overseeing home affairs in the Dahal-led new coalition government that came to power on August 3.