Nembang off to Geneva for IPU meet

Kathmandu, October 11:

An eight-member delegation led by chairman of the Constituent Assembly Subas Nembang left today for Geneva to take part in the 119th Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

Talking to journalists at Tribhuvan International Airport before leaving for Geneva, Nembang said matters of climate change, natural disaster, poverty alleviation and terrorism would be discussed in the assembly.

He said dispute on vote of conscience by the members of Constitution Assembly was delaying the finalisation of CA Regulations and hoped that consensus would emerge on the issue and the constitution-making process would begin soon.

He urged all not to doubt the ability of Constituent Assembly in framing a new constitution on stipulated time.

Delegates from 135 countries will take part in the IPU Assembly to be held from October 13 to 15.

Constituent Assembly members Satya Pahadi, Umakant Choudhari, Sharadadevi Kumal, Sarvadev Prasad Ojha, Brijesh Kumar Gupta, Acting Secretary General of Constituent Assembly Manohar Prasad Bhattarai and Joint Secretary Dhana Bahadur Shrestha are members of the Nepali delegation.