CPN (Unified Socialist) Chairman Madhav Kumar Nepal has reached the North Korean embassy at Jhamsikhel in Kathmandu to take part in the memorial assembly of Kim Jong-il, father of Kim Jong Un, supreme leader of North Korea.
The North Korean embassy had invited Nepal as the chief guest of the memorial assembly.
North Korean Ambassador to Nepal Jo Yong Man welcomed former prime minister Nepal at the Embassy.
Earlier on November 9, Ambassador Jo had held a meeting with Nepal at the latter’s residence in Koteshwor.
The North Korean leader Kim Jong Il was born in Russia on February 16, 1941 and died on December 17, 2011.
He had ruled North Korea from October 8, 1997 to December 17, 2011.
During the program, leader Nepal praised the role played by Kim Jong Il to develop the relations between Nepal and North Korea and also for development of North Korea.
Ambassador Jo Yong Man among Embassy officials was present on the occasion.
Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, however, were not present in the program.
Nepal and North Korea have diplomatic relations. North Korea has an embassy in Nepal but Nepal does not have embassy in North Korea.