But all such attempts are bound to fail
Kathmandu, February 13
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today said efforts were being made to create rift in his party and to derail the momentum of nation building that his government had initiated, but those forces would not succeed in their attempts.
Launching the Prime Minister Employment Programme here today, PM said efforts were being made to incite party leaders against each other. He added that elements were also attempting to spoil Nepal’s relations with the international community. “But all such attempts are bound to fail,” he added.
The PM said Nepal’s foreign policy was guided by the principles of United Nations Charter and Panchasheel and there was no ambiguity in Nepal’s foreign policy. “We’ll not play any card against any neighbour. No country is our enemy. All countries are our friends. If there are problems in any country, people of that country have the right to peacefully resolve them and there should be no external intervention,” he said. The PM said the country was marching on the path of development and prosperity after settling political issues.
“We have established federal, democratic, republic and inclusive democracy. These are the goals the people of the country want to achieve for long through their own efforts,” he added. The PM said guarantee of employment would pave the way for overall development of the country.
“Our country is endowed with abundant natural resources and minerals. Youths comprise 40 per cent of Nepal’s population and 60 per cent Nepalis are active and they can be tapped to achieve the goals of prosperity and development,” the PM added. He said the government had initiated major programmes related to social security, life insurance and modernisation of agriculture.
The Prime Minister Employment Programme was another historic programme that would help achieve the goals of development and prosperity, he added.
“I want to transform the image of our country from the least developed country to a developed country. I think we can achieve this goal in a short span of time,” he added.
A version of this article appears in print on February 14, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.