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Nepal PM off to New York to attend 64th General Assembly

Posted by Ramesh Khati on September 22, 2009

PM Nepal will also attend the meeting of top 10 UN peacekeeping contributing countries at the invitation of the US President Barack Obama. He will also hold talks with other heads of states at the sidelines of the GA meeting. The PM is scheduled to return on September 28.

PM Nepal will also attend the meeting of top 10 UN peacekeeping contributing countries at the invitation of the US President Barack Obama. He will also hold talks with other heads of states at the sidelines of the GA meeting. The PM is scheduled to return on September 28.

Kathmandu, 22 September, (Asiantribune.com):Nepal’s Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal on Sunday evening left for New York, leading a 24-member delegation to participate in the 64th General Assembly of the United Nations.

Prime Minister Nepal is set to address the UN General Assembly on September 23. He will also hold meeting with heads of states of various countries on the sideline of the General Assembly.

He is accompanied by Foreign Minister Sujata Koirala, other cabinet ministers, political party leaders and journalists, among others.

Talking to media persons at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Prime Minister Nepal said he would raise the issue of climate change with the US president during his visit.

PM Nepal is carrying a stone from Mount Everest as a gift to the US President as a symbolic gesture to highlight the impact of climate change on the Himalayan region as a whole.

The prime minister is also attending a round table meeting on peace keeping force to be hosted by the US President Barack Obama in his capacity as the head of UN Security Council.

Obama is holding the round table meeting with the leaders of top 10 countries providing largest number of troops to the UN Peace Keeping Mission. Nepal is the fifth largest contributor to UN peace keeping force among 118 countries.

Among others, the prime minister is also addressing a program, International Health Partnership, initiated by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Nepal was chosen in the program in recognition for her efforts to reduce significantly the child and maternal mortality rate even during an adverse time of decade-long armed conflict.

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