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US envoy Teplitz calls on PM Oli

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KATHMANDU — US Ambassador to Nepal, Alaina B Teplitz, has called on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the latter’s official residence in Baluwatar on Friday.

During the meeting, PM Oli thanked US President Donald Trump through the US Ambassador for sending the congratulatory message on his appointment as the Prime Minister.

The PM also praised the US assistance to Nepal in different sectors for long.

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Likewise, PM Oli urged the US Ambassador to immediately launch the investment of 630 million US dollars for the strengthening of Nepal’s energy and transport sectors by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) project.

During the meeting, Teplitz urged PM Oli for policy-level reforms, good governance and structural changes in Nepal.

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NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education

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KATHMANDU- Chairman of National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that the vocational and quality education were the first priority of the state.

Inaugurating the golden jubilee programme of Pashupati Secondary School of Modi Rural Municipality today, NA chair Timilsina said that technical and quality based education were the foundation of the prosperity of the nation.

On another note, he shared that 339 existing laws will be amended until March 5 and 124 new laws will be enacted.

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Similarly, Gandaki Province Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Minister Bikas Lamsal said that the provincial government was urging federal government to declare Pokhara as tourism capital.

Speaking in the same programme, Pakistani ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed said that age old ties between Nepal and Pakistan will be further strengthened and partnership would be fostered in the education sector as well.

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