Nepal Foreign Affairs (KATHMANDU, 19 September 2017) – Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Tuesday left for New York to attend the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
The theme of the Debate of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly is ‘Focusing on People – Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet.’
Leaving aside the historic task of expediting the process of holding provincial and federal elections, Prime Minister off to US leading 20 members delegations. This is the second foreign visit of Prime Minister Deuba after he assumed the post on 6 June 2017. He had visited India as his maiden foreign trip.
Deuba’s India visit had been in controversy after he got in to the amendment of Nepal’s constitution to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his New Delhi’s visit. Prime Minister Deuba will address the UNGA on 23 September. Leaders from around the world will attend and address the UNGA.
Deuba decided to attend the UNGA after he was advised to do so citing that there had not been any visit by Nepal’s Prime Minister for the past two years. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Puspa Kamal Dahal had not attended the UNGA.
According to the sources, Prime Minister Deuba will talk about contemporary political situation of Nepal and constitution implementation, among other issues. He will also express his commitment to Democracy, Human Rights and social inclusions. On the sidelines of the UNGA, the PM Deuba will have bilateral meetings with leaders of various countries. He will return home on September 18.