All is well, PM Oli tells int’l community

- ANIL GIRI, Kathmandu

May 12, 2016-

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Wednesday said that his government was not going through a political crisis, hinting towards the regeme change effort made by the coalition partner, UCPN (Maoist), and the main opposition, Nepali Congress, recently. 

At a programme organised on Wednesday to brief the diplomatic community about the contemporary issues of the country, Prime Minister Oli said that his government was in a strong position and that it would soon conduct the local body elections by taking both the ruling and the opposition parties into confidence. 

He ruled out the possibility of a new government supplanting his in the near future.

The PM, also the chairman of CPN-UML, said the tenure of his government was up to February, 2018. 

He urged the international community to realise the ground realities of Nepal in terms of geopolitics while looking into the dissatisfaction over the new constitution. 

The prime minister also reiterated that the post-earthquake reconstruction work was the top priority of his government. 

After a year of delay in formation of a body to oversee the reconstruction work, he said the government was finally moving ahead with a concrete roadmap to rebuild the country.

We want cordial relations with India and China : DPM Thapa

Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa said Nepal was making consistent effort to maintain cooperative and friendly relations with India and the China. We pursue the policy of friendship with all countries, said Thapa, who is also a deputy prime minister. 

Noting that India and China were making tremendous economic and technological progress to transform the living standards of their people, the deputy prime minister said Nepal has always desired to benefit and learn from the two countries.

Thapa also claimed that there were still misperceptions about the new constitution adopted by Nepal. Those criticising the new constitution, he said, either have not studied the charter completely or are not willing to assess its content in a fair, objective manner. He added that grievances in the constitution could always be amended.

Over two- dozen Kathmandu based ambassadors and heads of the diplomatic missions were present in the event. 

Published: 12-05-2016 08:20

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