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Morcha leaders Yadav, Thakur leave for Delhi

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KATHMANDU —United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) leaders left Kathmandu for political discussions with Indian government at 8 am on Sunday.

Chairman of Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal, Upendra Yadav and Chairman of Tarai-Madhes Democratic Party, Mahantha Thakur left today for New Delhi.

The leader team joined by a female leader entered the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at 7:15 am.

Two other leaders of United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) have already reached the Indian capital. Chairman of Sadhbhawana Party Rajendra Mahato and Chairman of Tarai Madhes Sadhbhawana Party Mahendra Yadav left for the Indian capital from Patna, Bihar the last night.

Top leaders of UDMF who are visiting New Delhi, India on Sunday on an invitation of Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi, are scheduled to stay today at Taj Hotel.

The leaders will meet Indian National Congress leader Karan Singh at 4 pm and discuss Madhes turmoil and blockade. After the meeting, UDMF leaders will meet Nation Congress Party pioneer DP Tripathi at 5.30 pm.

Front leaders will then meet Indian Minister for External Affair Sushma Swaraj at 7.30 pm. In the meeting with Swaraj, the leaders will brief on Madhes disturbance, sources said.

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2018 to be marked as high-level visit year : Minister Gyawali





KATHMANDU — Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Gyawali has said that the year 2018 would be made the high-level visit year to solicit assistance for economic development.

Minister Gyawali, at an interaction programme in the capital city today, said that the high-level visit would be helpful to collect assistance for Nepal’s development and prosperity.

“Homework to invite Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping would begin very soon. Chinese President Xi Jinping was invited in 2016 but his visit could not happen due to change in government. This time, high-level visits from the USA, the UK, Japan and other countries would be arranged,” Minister Gyawali said.

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He also added that the visit from Prime Minister of Pakistan held last month increased goodwill and was concentrated on holding the stalled SAARC Summit.

On the occasion, the Foreign Affairs Minister said that truce in Syria should be held as the children are falling victims to the war.

He also pledged to work to increase Nepal’s access to UN adding that our approach is not established in comparison to Nepal’s contribution to peace keeping mission. Minister Gyawali reiterated his commitment to not allow Nepal’s soil to be used against any nation.

The Foreign Affairs Minister said that Nepal’s relations with China and India would be based on our necessity instead of an alternative to one another.

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