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Neither indulge in corruption nor tolerate : Defence Minister Pradhan

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KATHMANDU — Defence Minister and the Nepali Congress leader Bhimsendas Pradhan has said he would neither indulge in corruption nor would tolerate anyone doing the same.

Participating in an election interaction with the intellectuals, professors and teachers in Kathmandu constituency 6 today, where he is contesting the House of Representatives election, Minister Pradhan said his efforts would always be directed towards the campaign of extricating the country out of the morass of corruption.

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“Good governance, prosperity, stable government and ending corruption are the major agenda of the Nepali Congress. I am committed for the same,” he reiterated.

He also stated that repair of roads, promoting collaboration for student development by upgrading the school physical infrastructure and promoting organic farming are also among his priorities.

Jhakku Subedi of the leftist alliance is also contesting in the election from this constituency. There are around 58 thousand voters in Kathmandu constituency-3.

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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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