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Nepal to present common concerns and agendas of 47 LDCs at 78th session of UNGA

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KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Saturday, left for New York leading a Nepali delegation to the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) being held at the UN Headquarters.

Speaker Devraj Ghimire, Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Purna Bahadur Khadka, ministers and high-ranking officials of the government saw PM Dahal off at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu.

The prime minister is scheduled to address the UNGA and put forth the concerns and interests of Nepal before the international community on September 21.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the theme of the General Debate of the 78th UNGA has been chosen as 'Rebuilding Trust and Reigniting Global Solidarity: Accelerating Action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals towards Peace, Prosperity, Progress and Sustainability for All'.

Likewise, Prime Minister Dahal is scheduled to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals Summit and Climate Ambition Summit, among others, on the sidelines of the UNGA.

He will hold a meeting with the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and bilateral meetings with his counterparts from various countries. Further, he is scheduled to attend the reception being hosted by the President of the United States Joe Biden on September 19.

Addressing the House of Representatives (HoR) meeting on Friday, Prime Minister Dahal stated that his visit would help garner international cooperation and goodwill for Nepal in the areas of peace, sustainable development and climate change.

Nepal, Chairing the Global Coordination Bureau of the Least Developed Countries (LDC), will present the common concerns and agendas of 47 LDCs. After addressing the high-level session of the 78th session of the UNGA, Prime Minister Dahal will directly travel to Hangzhou in China on September 22.

 

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