PM leaves for Egypt

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal today left for Egypt to participate in the 15th summit of the non-aligned countries that begins on Thursday. This is his maiden foreign visit as the Prime Minister of the country.

Before flying to Egypt, PM Nepal at Tribhuvan International Airport said that in the summit, he would brief about the development of Nepal’s peace process, constitution writing and the problems that the country has been facing. “I will also raise the issues regarding the problems of the non-aligned countries like Nepal,” the PM said.

PM Nepal is scheduled to address the summit at Sharm EJ Sheikh in Egypt on Thursday, according to his press advisor Bishnu Rijal.

The PM’s 14 member team includes his wife Gayatri Nepal, political advisor Raghuji

Panta, foreign advisor Rajan Bhattarai, chief secretary Bhojraj Ghimire among others.

Six members including Foreign Minister Sujata Koirala, foreign secretary Gyan Chandra Acharya and other Foreign Ministry officials are already in Egypt to take part in the official and ministerial level meetings that are held prior to the summit.

The two-day summit will discuss on the problems of the non-aligned countries, global warming, economic crisis, environmental and other common problems before issuing a declaration. The heads of 118 nations are expected to take part in the summit.

The PM’s will return home on Saturday.