Tuesday, September 16, 2008
US Envoy meets UML General Secretary
A day after holding a 'close-door meeting' with former Prime Minister and president of Nepali Congress Girija Prasad Koirala, American ambassador Nancy J. Powell has met CPN (UML) general secretary Jhala Nath Khanal, discussing recent political developments in Nepal.
Although both Powell and Khanal didn't divulge what transpired between them during the meeting held at UML central office in Balkhu Tuesday, some reports said they chiefly discussed the statement of Prime Minister Prachanda while speaking in the parliament that there is need for an alternative to the traditional parliamentary system.
Powell is learnt to have raised the same issue during her meeting with Koirala yesterday.
While the UML has not said anything categorically on the Prime Minister's statement the NC has taken strong exception to it, describing it as part an attempt to undermine the parliamentary system.
Posted by nickglais on 9/16/2008 03:59:00 AM