United Nations supports for full implementation of Nepal’s Constitution: UN official

22KATHMANDU, Jan. 8 (Nepal Foreign Affairs)—The United Nations has assured providing support for the full implementation of Nepal’s Constitution.

Visiting UN Under-Secretary General Jeffrey Feltman, who paid courtesy calls on President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister K.P Sharma Oli, Deputy Prime Minister Bijaya Gachhadar and Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi, said so while during those meetings, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Feltman had conveyed the greetings and best wishes of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during his meeting with the president. The president requested him to convey her sincere thanks to the Secretary-General for his best wishes.

“The President also highlighted the important features of the constitution particularly those contributing to the greater participation and empowerment of women in the country,” according to the foreign ministry. On the occasion, she expressed her appreciation to the role of the UN in the peace process as well as development in Nepal.

Earlier on Friday, Under-Secretary-General Feltman met the prime minister at his official residence in Baluwatar. On the occasion, Feltman conveyed the best wishes as well as the assurance of support expressed by the UN Secretary-General.

On the occasion Nepal-UN partnership over the past six decades was discussed. Feltman also inquired about the Prime Minister’s views on the ongoing dialogues and efforts being made by the Government as well as the major political parties with regard to the concerns expressed by the agitating Madhesi parties about some constitutional provisions.

In the morning, Under-Secretary-General Feltman met with Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singha Durbar.

Feltman also assured of the United Nations’ continued cooperation to Nepal. The Foreign Secretary also hosted a luncheon today in honour of the Under-Secretary-General.

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