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Labour Minister Bista leaves for Geneva

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KATHMANDU — Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security, Gokarna Bista, has left for Switzerland to participate in the 109th session of the International Labour Conference.

Minister Bista left today with the Nepali delegation to the conference this morning. He will be addressing the plenary session on June 4. He will also be addressing the ministerial meetings to be held separately among non proliferation countries and Asia Pacific nations on June 5.

Ministry’s Joint Secretary Ram Prasad Ghimire, who is part of the entourage said, on June 5 Minister Bista will take part in a luncheon and interaction with Colombo Process Countries’ ministers and representatives.

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Ghimire added that Nepal will be broaching the issues of migrant workers’ security, foreign employment discipline and management while seeking increased productivity of the workers by establishing good labour relations and by upholding workers’ interest and welfare.

Likewise, Nepal will prioritise topics related to increasing opportunities for internal employment, enhancing coordinated cooperation among the stakeholders, and achieving sustainable growth.

Nepal will also be holding separate ministerial and secretariat level meetings with the ministers and high level officials of migrant workers’ destination countries as well as director general of the International Labour Organization (ILO) among other top officials.

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NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education

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KATHMANDU- Chairman of National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that the vocational and quality education were the first priority of the state.

Inaugurating the golden jubilee programme of Pashupati Secondary School of Modi Rural Municipality today, NA chair Timilsina said that technical and quality based education were the foundation of the prosperity of the nation.

On another note, he shared that 339 existing laws will be amended until March 5 and 124 new laws will be enacted.

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Similarly, Gandaki Province Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Minister Bikas Lamsal said that the provincial government was urging federal government to declare Pokhara as tourism capital.

Speaking in the same programme, Pakistani ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed said that age old ties between Nepal and Pakistan will be further strengthened and partnership would be fostered in the education sector as well.

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