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Minister Gyawali attends meeting of landlocked developing countries

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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.

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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.

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Mahanawami being observed today

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KATHMANDU- Mahanawami, the ninth day of Bada Dashain, is being observed throughout the country.

Since early morning, a large number of devotees visit the temples of goddesses Mahakali, Shri Mahalaxmi and Durga Bhagawati.

On this day, prayers are offered and Durga Saptasati recited at the Shaktipeeths.

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Chicken, ducks, goats, sheep and buffaloes are sacrificed and vegetarians offer coconuts, radish, bottle-gourds, etc in the place of animals.

Thousands of people worship at the Taleju Bhawani temple at Hanumandhoka which is opened once a year on the day of Mahanawami.

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