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PM Oli briefs foreign diplomats in Baluwatar

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has briefed diplomatic community (ambassadors, chiefs of foreign diplomatic missions and development partners based in Kathmandu) about government’s foreign policy and future plans at his official residence in Baluwatar on Tuesday.

PM Oli, in his briefing, said the country has just achieved the historic success in political transition and foreign community should also cherish the achievement.

He also urged the development partners to align further assistance with country’s priorities, respecting its leadership and ownership in the process and channelising such support through government mechanisms.

Acknowledging the support and cooperation received from our development partners, Oli said Nepal still needs an enhanced level of development cooperation from its partners mainly for economic development.

He further said that the incumbent government has the motto of ‘Prosperous Nepal and happy Nepali’.

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The Prime Minister had slammed the report by the European Union’s Election Observation Mission (EUEOM) on the recently concluded elections of the House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies, however, he didn’t mentioned issues regarding the EUEOM report during the briefing.

The briefing program was coordinated by the foreign ministry.

Addressing the program, Foreign Minister Pradip Gyawali said Nepal wants to maintain a cordial relationship with all the countries and expects help and assistance in its strive for development.

Earlier, the ruling CPN-UML had expressed bitterness against the report saying that the statement of EUEOM was a blatant violation of the political independence of Nepal which is protected by the Charter of the UN and other intentional laws, including customary international laws.

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Journalists’ code of ethics on use of social networking sites stressed

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KATHMANDU- Code of ethics on the use of social networking sites for journalists has been stressed.

The speakers at a programme argued that code of ethics for journalists on use of social sites is needed as their status on social sites could raise credibility questions on the news contents.

On the occasion, FNJ Vice-Chairman Bipul Pokharel and FNJ Secretary Prakash Thapa shared that FNJ is drafting the code of conducts targeting the members of FNJ.

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Likewise, coordinator of digital media committee of FNJ and central committee member Lekhnath Neupane reasoned the need for such code of ethics to make the entire media sector more responsible and decent.

Executive Director of Centre for Media Research Centre Ujjawal Acharya, Chairman of Online Journalists’ Association Shiva Satyal and FNJ central committee member
Janmadev Jaisi also expressed their opinions at the interaction programme on ‘Use of social networking site and development of code of ethics for journalists’ organized by Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) and Centre for Media Research on Saturday.

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