Oli leads delegation for 73rd UN session

  • The PM will also visit Costa Rica
- Post Report, Kathmandu

Sep 21, 2018-

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will travel to New York on Saturday, leading the Nepali delegation to the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

The Nepali delegation to the UNGA comprises Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali, PM Oli’s chief advisor Bishnu Rimal, and other senior government officials.

The high-level segment of the UNGA will begin on September 25 with the theme “Making the United Nations Relevant to All People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies”.

The prime minister will address the UN General Assembly on  September 27 and hold a bilateral meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres later in the day, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The PM will address a high-level plenary meeting of the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit on September 24 being organised to commemorate the birth centenary of the late South African leader.

PM Oli and his spouse Radhika Shakya will attend the reception to be hosted by President of the United States Donald Trump and his spouse in New York on September 24 evening. He will join the luncheon hosted by the UN Secretary General the next day.

He will address the high-level meeting on Action for Peacekeeping to be chaired by the UN Secretary General on  September 25. On the same day, the PM will deliver a public lecture on the theme of “Peace, Democracy and Development” at the Asia Society. The event will be moderated by Kevin Rudd, former prime minister of Australia.

On the sidelines of the UNGA, PM Oli will have bilateral meetings with President of Switzerland Alain Berset on September 26 and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen two on  September 28.

On September 29, Oli will leave for San Jose, Costa Rica on an official visit where he will have a bilateral meeting with President Carlos Alvarado Quesada. He is also scheduled to address a gathering the University for Peace in San Jose.

The PM and his delegation will depart for Kathmandu on October 3.


Gyawali to attend ministerial meetings

Foreign Minister Gyawali will participate in the ministerial meetings of the group of NAM, G77, LDC, LLD Cand Group of Friends of Mediation on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Gyawali will also host the informal ministerial meeting of SAARC member countries on September 27.

Published: 21-09-2018 08:54

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