Britain invites Speaker Gharti for visit

KATHMANDU: Britain invited Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar for a visit to the United Kingdom.

Calling on the Speaker today, the British Ambassador to Nepal Richard Morris extended the invitation to her on the occasion of 200th anniversary of the Nepal-Britain ties.

According to Speaker's Personal Secretary Suraj Kumar Dura, Gharti said she would decide over the invitation considering her schedules and engagement in various parliamentary affairs.

They also agreed to frequently exchange visits of lawmakers between two nations.

Morris had reached the Speaker's Office in Singhadurbar to congratulate Gharti for her election to the post.

The duo, during the meeting, also discussed other aspects of the bilateral relation, Dura said.

Morris said he has expected the Nepal-Britain relations to consolidate further in the coming days.

He also expressed his concern over the National Reconstruction Authority Bill, currently pending at the Parliament.

Top officials of the Parliament Secretariat and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were present during the meeting.