PM requests international support

Kathmandu, November 25

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today called on international development partners to support Nepal as it is going through a crisis resulting from blockade of the southern border and has not been able to enjoy the transit rights of a landlocked country.

Inaugurating the third evaluation conclave of Community of Evaluators South Asia, Oli said the country was facing crunch of cooking gas, petroleum products and other essential materials due to the blockade that has crippled people’s lives.

“We are in a crisis situation after promulgation of the new democratic constitution although more than 92 per cent members of the Constituent Assembly had approved the statute. So, we need your support and cooperation,” Oli said. He said Nepal was trying its best to resolve the crisis.

The PM requested the international community to study the English version of Nepal’s new constitution that has guaranteed equal rights for all people and made special provisions for proportional inclusion of women and backward communities.

“I request you all to evaluate our constitution and make suggestions if any. We are very receptive and ready to accept your suggestions,” Oli said.

Stating that Nepal had also faced a devastating earthquake a few months ago that killed more than 8,000 people and caused great devastation, Oli said Nepal wanted to focus on economic development.

“The new constitution has ended all kinds of discrimination and disparities and our society has become an example of unity in diversity,” Oli said.