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Oppn front seeks more clarity on PM’s intent

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The opposition alliance led by UCPN-Maoist has questioned if the Prime Minister Sushil Koirala truly wants to promulgate the constitution through consensus.

After PM Koirala urged them to sit for talks to find consensus on constitution drafting process in a public statement yesterday, the opposition parties held a meeting this morning in the UCPN (Maoist’s) Parliamentary Party Office in Singha Durbar to react to his call.

Taking Prime Minister Sushil Koirala’s call as a positive note, the 30-party alliance has urged him to send another letter for holding decisive talks.

The meeting has decided to ask the PM to send another letter saying that the letter sent prior does exclude 12-point understanding, interim constitution and it doesn’t express commitment to institutionalize the achievements made so far.

Leaders including UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Democratic) Chairman Bijay Kuamar Gachchhadar were present in the meeting.

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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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