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At UN General Assembly, DPM Singh does not mention India's blockade against Nepal

  • He spoke about the new constitution and support from the international community in the aftermath of the Great Quake.
- Post Report, Kathmandu

Oct 2, 2015-

Deputy Prime Minister Prakash Man Singh, who addressed the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), did not mention the ongoing unofficial blockade imposed against Nepal by India, but spoke about the new constitution and support from the international community in the aftermath of the Great Quake.

Singh, who is the leader of the Nepali delegation at the general debate of the United Nation’s General Assembly talked about Nepal’s ‘historical achievement’ of adopting a new constitution drafted by elected representatives. “I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our neighbours, friends and well wishers in the international community for their continued support and good wishes received in course of our historic political transformation,” he said, on Friday. 

He said the constitution exemplified the victory of peace and non-violence as inspired by the teachings of Lord Buddha and reflected democratic principles, norms and values. He also said that it opened up new avenues of empowerment, progress and well being for all disadvantaged groups including women. 

Singh also expressed gratitude towards the international community for expressing solidarity and cooperation in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake.  "I would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to our neighbours, India and China, fellow SAARC members, and all those friends and well-wishers who have so promptly extended their humanitarian support and expressed solidarity with us at the difficult hour and made us feel that we are not alone,” he said. 

Here is the full text of his speech. 

 

Published: 02-10-2015 12:39

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