Nepal talks peace with Norwegian FM

Kathmandu, August 16:

CPN-UML general-secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal yesterday met Norwegian Foreign Minister Erik Solhem at the latter’s office in Oslo and discussed Nepal’s ongoing peace process and preparations being made for the November 22 constituent assembly polls.

Accompanied by central committee member Bhim Rawal, Nepal also met deputy foreign minister and leader of the Labour Party Raymond Johanson and other officials, including Nepal-based officials of NORAD and Red Barna.

On Tuesday, Nepal met deputy foreign minister for international development Ann Stehammer, according to a press statement issued by the UML’s Central Publicity Department.

He also met Norway’s ambassador to Nepal, Tore Toreng, at a dinner hosted at the

latter’s residence.

The UML general-secretary also discussed Nepal’s ongoing peace process and constituent assembly election with chairperson of the Socialist Left Party of Norway and Finance Minister Christine Halvorses at her party headquarters.

During his meetings with the Norwegian officials, Nepal said the peace process was moving in the right direction and the upcoming CA polls would bring stability to the nation.

He appealed to the international community to cooperate in making the polls a success. He told the Norwegian ministers and leaders that the Nepali people were going to decide the future of monarchy for the first time in history.