Kathmandu, April 21
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa has increased support from donors and development partners, including the United Nations.
During his meeting with president of the 70th Session of UN General Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft in New York yesterday, Thapa said that with promulgation of the constitution last year, Nepal has entered a new era of political development, which, according to him, could be sustained only through economic development and prosperity.
“In this context, increased support from the United Nations, for Nepal’s development endeavors is all the more necessary,” he said.
Lykketoft welcomed the current political development in Nepal and appreciated the role and contribution of Nepal in the maintenance of world peace and security, according to a statement issued by Nepal’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations.
DPM Thapa had reached New York yesterday to attend the High-Level Thematic Debate on Sustainable Development Goals.
DPM Thapa and Lykketoft also exchanged views on the UN General Assembly revitalisation and various aspects of Nepal-UN relations, including the implementation of the ambitious and transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the statement said.
Meanwhile DPM Thapa delivered Nepal’s statement at the High-Level Thematic Debate on Achieving Sustainable Development Goals.
The debate is being organised with a view to increasing international awareness and political momentum for effectively implementing the SDGs and showing its strong interlinkages with the Paris Agreement on climate change.
A version of this article appears in print on April 22, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.