Wednesday, September 24, 2008

PM Prachanda meets US assistant secretary for South Asia

A day after meeting US president George Bush, Prime Minster Prachanda held a meeting with US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Richard Boucher Tuesday in New York.

During the meeting, Boucher assured of continued bilateral assistance to Nepal while PM Prachanda informed him on commitment of present government towards sustained peace, democracy and human rights, a statement by Nepal mission in New York reads.

Additionally, on the sideline of the United Nations General Assembly, PM Prachanda also held bilateral meetings with Sheikh Hamid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Amir of Qatar. The two leaders discussed the issues of bilateral and multilateral interest of both countries. PM Prachanda requested Qatar's investment in Nepal and to expand possibilities of Nepali labour market in Qatar.

PM also met with first vice president of Cuba, Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, and Prime Minister of Mongolia Bayar Sanj. Likewise Russian Foreign Minister and leader of Russian delegation Sergey Lavarov also called on PM Dahal. During these bilateral meetings, Nepal's peace process and issues of bilateral and multilateral interest were discussed.

Prime Minister Prachanda attended the opening of the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday morning and the reception and dinner hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon in honor of the leaders of the delegations.

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