Nepal Government committed towards timely draft of stature and peace process

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New York, Sep 26 (ANI): Nepal Foreign Minister Sujata Koirala, who along with Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal is in the US to attend the 64th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, highlighted the urgency to promulgate the new Constitution within the stipulated time.

While attending a programme organised by the Nepali Community here on Friday, she highlighted various provisions of the newly enacted Non-Resident Nepalese Regulations 2066 that provides facilities to own properties and invest in Nepal including repatriation of profits on such investments.

Similarly, on the sidelines of the 64th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Sujata Koirala had a meeting with India's External Affairs Minister SM Krishna.

During the meeting, Koirala apprised SM Krishna of the current status of Nepal's peace process, drafting a new Constitution and the decision on the part of three major political parties to constitute a high level political mechanism to facilitate the peace process.

Krishna pledged India's assistance in Nepal's development endeavours.

Koirala also held a bilateral meeting with Reinhard Silberberg, Deputy Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany, Michael Spindelegger, Foreign Minister of Austria and Hakon Gulbrandsen, State Secretary for International Development of Norway.

Meanwhile, the United Nationalist Nepalese (UNN), based in the United States (US), termed the issue of changing the existing national flag of Nepal as something unpalatable and urged Madhav Kumar Nepal not to go ahead with the same.

The UNN came up with the remark to this effect in its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) submitted to Madhav Kumar Nepal.

The seven-point MoU, signed by Ashutosh Shrivastav, Secretary General, UNN, has also said the country by way of opting for fresh referendum to again determine these issues.

The MoU has also demanded the Continuation of Nepali language as an official one apart from adopting strict policy to resolve border dispute with Indian and protect territorial integrity of the country, Nepalnews reported. (ANI)

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