Prime Minister Dahal pledges voting rights for Nepalis abroadThe prime minister says the government has instructed the Election Commission to make necessary arrangements.
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has reiterated the government will ensure the voting rights for Nepalis living abroad.
Dahal, who is in New York to attend the 78th General Assembly of the United Nations, said so while meeting journalists.
Stating that the government has instructed the Election Commission to make necessary arrangements for Nepalis abroad, the prime minister said no one will be deprived of the right to vote.
Prime Minister Dahal said that the government is ready to take any steps to control corruption and ensure good governance.
Meanwhile, Dahal held talks with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
During the meeting, they discussed different issues including Nepal’s peace process, peacekeeping, climate change, Sustainable Development Goals, Least Developed Countries and development financing. They also agreed to further enhance Nepal-UN engagements and partnership, according to the prime minister’s secretariat.
The prime minister is scheduled to address the UN General Assembly on September 21 and attend a reception hosted by US President Joe Biden on September 19. He will also address the UN Sustainable Development Goals Summit and Climate Ambition Summit on the sidelines of the UNGA, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said while announcing the visit.
After completing his engagements in New York, the prime minister will fly directly to China for the opening ceremony of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou on September 23. He will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping there the same evening.