Minister addresses UN assembly

Kathmandu,October 4:

Addressing the 65th session of the United Nations Assembly yesterday, Narendra Bikram Nembang, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs informed the international community that Nepal, a secular state with multi-linguistic, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society, has undertaken its transformation to a multi-party democratic polity and the rule of law, particularly since last April following the People’s Movement, a statement issued by the New-York based Permanent Mission of Nepal stated yesterday.

Minister Nembang, who is also one of the members of the Nepalese delegation, made this statement while participating in the deliberations on the issues relating to implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development and of the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly.

He expressed gratitude to the international community for their support for the restoration of democracy and economic and social development in Nepal.

In the past decade, people of Nepal have suffered very much from violence and armed conflict, destruction of infrastructure and public property, suppression and violence of human rights, which have adversely affected the development process adding more difficulties to life of the Nepalese people. Basically women, children, youth and elder persons have suffered the brunt of the difficulties, Nembang noted. He reiterated Nepal’s commitment to the successful conclusion of the peace process with a view to resolving all the issues through dialogue and holding free and fair election to the Constituent Assembly as early as possible.

Nembang arrived in New York yesterday to attend the meeting of the General Assembly, MPs Shushila Swanr, Ram Nath Adhikari, Navaraj Subedi and other members of the Nepalese team including Anil Kumar Jha, Ramswor Goit and Prem Suwal participated in the meeting of the UN General Assembly.