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Oppn to join House panel’s meeting

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The agitating 30-party alliance led by UCPN-Maoist has decided to attend the parliamentary panel’s meetings.

A meeting of the alliance held at the office of the UCPN-Maoist Parliamentary Party Office in Singha Durbar on Sunday morning made decision to that effect.

The meeting decided that the lawmakers of the alliance will join the meetings of the Parliamantary Panels from today.

The alliance has also decided to adopt utmost flexibility to forge consensus on the disputed issues of the constitution.

The alliance also urged the ruling parties to strengthen necessity effort to forge consensus before March 10.

The agitating alliance had earlier warned that they would declare second phase of protest programs if the parties failed to find common grounds on the key contentious issues of constitution by Tuesday.

The alliance has been boycotting the meeting of the Constituent Assembly (CA) and Parliamentary Panels after CA Chairman Subas Nembang formed the Proposal Drafting Committee on January 25.

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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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