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UML leaders brief int’l groups on statute, latest political affairs

- Post Report, Kathmandu
Leaders urge foreign diplomats to play a constructive role in the implementation of the new constitution approved by over 90pc lawmakers in the Constituent Assembly

Sep 18, 2015-A team of CPN-UML leaders, led by former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, on Thursday briefed the  ambassadors of European Union, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, Brazil, Israel, and head of United Nations about the endorsement of new constitution and latest political affairs.  

At the briefing session, the UML leaders told the foreign diplomats that the new constitution, approved by more than 90 percent lawmakers in the Constituent Assembly on Wednesday, guarantees democratic values and rights to the people.  “The new constitution has not compromised on universal democratic values. It adopts inclusive policy with the aim of promoting peace and stability and gives broader framework for socio-economic development of Nepal,” the UML leaders said.

They also urged the international community to play a constructive role in implementing the new constitution.

Leaders close to Nepal also held a separate meeting with Indian Ambassador Ranjit Rae and officials from the Indian Embassy.

The Indian officials congratulated the UML and other key parties involved in the constitution writing process.  They also suggested the UML leaders to resolve the crisis Tarai through peaceful dialogue.

The UML briefing campaign is being read as its effort to secure diplomatic support to form a new government under party Chairman KP Sharma Oli as per the informal agreement reached among key political parties before signing of the 16-point agreement.

The UML has also sent its Secretary Pradeep Gyawali and leader Yubaraj Banskota to Indian capital to meet the top Indian leaders.

Earlier, the party had sent its General Secretary Ishwor Pokharel and central committee member Bishnu Rimal to China to meet Chinese leadership.

Published: 18-09-2015 09:10

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