Prime Min­is­ter Oli in New York

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Prime Min­is­ter KP Sharma Oli is now in New York, the USA, to take part in the 73rd ses­sion of United Na­tions Gen­eral As­sem­bly (UNGA). He left for New York on Satur­day lead­ing a Nepali del­e­ga­tion. In New York, the Prime Min­is­ter was re­ceived by Nepali Am­bas­sador to the US Dr Ar­jun Ku­mar Karki and act­ing am­bas­sador to Nepal's Per­ma­nent Mis­sion to the UN Nir­mal Raj Kafle at the John F Kennedy In­ter­na­tional Air­port. PM Oli is ac­com­pa­nied by his spouse Rad­hika Shakya as well as Min­is­ter for For­eign Af­fairs Pradeep Gyawali, Chief Ad­vi­sor to Prime Min­is­ter Bishnu Ri­mal and Sec­re­tary at the Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs (MoFA) Shanker Das Bairagi. Spokesper­son and Joint-Sec­re­tary at the MoFA Bharat Raj Kan­del, Chief of Pro­to­col Deepak Ad­hikari and high rank­ing of­fi­cials of the gov­ern­ment of Nepal and its agen­cies are also in the del­e­ga­tion. The 73rd ses­sion of the UNGA has be­gun from Tues­day Ac­cord­ing to the Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs, the Prime Min­is­ter will ad­dress the United Na­tions Gen­eral As­sem­bly on Thurs­day (Septem­ber 27) and will hold a bi­lat­eral meet­ing with the UN Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral An­to­nio Guter­res on the same day. He will also hold bi­lat­eral meet­ings with other lead­ers, in­clud­ing Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter Teresa May, Cana­dian Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau, Swiss Pres­i­dent Alain Ber­set and Cam­bo­dian Prime Min­is­ter Hun Sen in the side­lines. The Prime Min­is­ter also ad­dressed the high-level ple­nary meet­ing of the Nel­son Man­dela Peace Sum­mit on Septem­ber 24.

The Prime Min­is­ter and Shakya at­tended the re­cep­tion hosted by Pres­i­dent of the United States of Amer­ica Don­ald Trump and Mrs. Trump in the evening of Septem­ber 24. He also joined the lun­cheon hosted by the UN Sec­re­tary Gen­eral on Septem­ber 25. The Prime Min­is­ter will leave New York for San Jose, Costa Rica on Septem­ber 29 on a bi­lat­eral of­fi­cial visit. The Prime Min­is­ter will have a bi­lat­eral meet­ing with the Pres­i­dent of Costa Rica, Car­los Al­varado Que­sada, and will ad­dress the Univer­sity for Peace in San Jose. The Prime Min­is­ter and his del­e­ga­tion will de­part for Kath­mandu on Oc­to­ber 3. Separately, Min­is­ter for For­eign Af­fairs Pradeep Ku­mar Gyawali was to par­tic­i­pate, among oth­ers, in the Min­is­te­rial Meet­ings of the group of NAM, G77, LDC, LLDC and Group of Friends of Me­di­a­tion. The For­eign Min­is­ter will also host in­for­mal Min­is­te­rial Meet­ing of SAARC on Thurs­day. A few hours be­fore leav­ing for New York on Satur­day, Prime Min­is­ter Oli in­structed his party lead­ers and cadres to be­come hard­work­ing as worker bees. Ad­dress­ing a func­tion or­gan­ised by the party on the fourth death an­niver­sary of its late leader Sa­hana Prad­han, Prime Min­is­ter Oli said that the coun­try would de­velop only af­ter the party lead­ers and cadres worked hard as worker bees. Ear­lier, he had in­structed the party cadres to re­spond to the crit­ics of the gov­ern­ment as hor­net, which drew pub­lic wrath.

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