NEW YORK—Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali today attended the meeting of the landlocked developing countries held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
On the occasion, Foreign Minister Gyawali stated that the disadvantages faced by landlocked countries would be minimized through their meaningful participation in the global value chain and international trade. He also stressed the need to transform the situation of landlocked countries into land-linked countries.
Foreign Minister Gyawali also held bilateral meeting with his counterparts from various countries.
He met with the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov at the UN headquarters and discussed matters relating to issues of bilateral interest and mutual cooperation in the world forum, according to a statement issued by the Nepali mission to the UN.
Likewise, the Foreign Minister held bilateral talks with Foreign Minister of Ireland Simson Koveni and discussed ways to promote areas of trade and investment between the two countries.
Minister Gyawali also sent with UN Under-Secretary-General Amina Mohammed. During the meeting, matters relating to the UN system and Nepal’s possible contribution to the reform process initiated by the UN Secretary-General were discussed.
Similarly, the Foreign Minister held a meeting with the General Secretary of International Network for Bamboo and Rattan Dr Hans Freidrich at the missions office today. The role of the organization in sustainable development was discussed during the meeting.
176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border
KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.
On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.
The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.
Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.
The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.
The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.
Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.