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Govt concludes India-EU joint statement over Nepal’s constitution inappropriate

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KATHMANDU – The government on Friday objected the joint statement issued by the European Union and India after the thirteenth EU-India summit held in Brussels on Wednesday, which had a reference to Nepal’s recently promulgated Constitution was completely inappropriate.

According to government spokesperson and Minister for Information and Communications Sherdhan Rai, the Cabinet meeting held Friday at Singha Durbar concluded that the EU-India joint statement on Nepal was completely inappropriate.

Point 17 of the joint statement expressed that “India and the EU have agreed on the need for a lasting and inclusive constitutional settlement in Nepal that will address the remaining constitutional issues in a time-bound manner, and promote political stability and economic growth.”

The meeting also said that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s state visit to China was productive.

The government said that the agreements signed with China during Prime Minister Oli’s visit to the northern neighbor were historic achievements.

Issuing a press statement on Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also took serious exception to the statement. It said that the joint statement not only hurts the sentiments of the people of Nepal but also defies the fundamental principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of a country, and is in breach of the UN Charter and the norms of international law.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team





KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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