Kathmandu, Oct 17 : Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda today appealed to political parties, civil society and international community to work in a coordinated manner to eliminate poverty from Nepal.
Speaking on the occasion of International Day on Elimination of Poverty here, Prachanda said, "I want to remind all that the policies and programs and budget presented by the government that I am leading also has put poverty alleviation as top priority."
He expressed full commitment to uplift the backward and disadvantaged communities in Nepal.
He also reiterated his commitment to attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
"For any country, political stability and the peace process is the foundation for development. The job of institutionalizing peace was therefore very important," he said.
"Judicious investment and the distribution of public resources and services are the first duty of any state in the absence of which poverty-free country cannot be built," he added.
The slogan of this year's international day against poverty is 'Lets Stand Up Against Poverty and Do Something'. It is being observed for three days from October 17-19, Nepalnews reported.