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Parties agree to change demarcation of provinces

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Leader of the four big parties including Madhesi People’s Rights Forum –Democratic discussed the most recent dispute in demarcation of provinces at Prime Minister’s official residence at Baluwatar on Sunday.

Following the meeting, major parties are learnt to have agreed to change the demarcation of the borders after consulting with disgruntled parties. It is stated that parties are ready to forge maximum consensus on the disputed issues by holding discussions with parties.

Leader Gachhadar who on Friday exited the four parties meeting being dissatisfied over the three parties’ seven-province model attended the today’s meeting and presented alternative of going with eight provinces as it was also mentioned in 16-point pact so as to address the issues of Madhesi and Tharu communities.

Similarly, UCPN (Maoist) leader Narayan Kaji Shrestha shared that they forged agreement on holding a dialog soon.

Prime Minister Koirala will make a public appeal for the dialogue to all the dissenting groups, urging them to do so by stopping all programs of protest.

Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala, NC senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba, Vice-president Ram Chandra Poudel, CPN-UML Chair KP Sharma Oli, pioneer Madhav Kumar Nepal, Vice-seat Bhim Rawal, UCPN (Maoist) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal, pioneers Baburam Bhattarai, Narayan Kaji Shrestha and MPRF-D Chair Gachhadar were present in the meeting.

The Constitution Drafting Committee is to table the final bill of the draft of the constitution in today’s CA 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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