Bairagi meets UN officials

Kathmandu, October 31

Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi, who is currently visiting New York, met senior UN officials, and delivered Nepal’s statement on peacekeeping yesterday.

In his meeting with UN Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman, Bairagi exchanged views on various aspects of Nepal-UN relations. He also held a meeting with Under Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Liu Zhenmin and discussed matters of common interest. Bairagi delivered Nepal’s statement at the Fourth Committee of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, on ‘Comprehensive Review of the Whole Question of Peacekeeping Operations in all its Aspects’. Bairagi highlighted Nepal’s contribution to global peace and security, stressing the need for clarity of mandates, adequate resources, and safety and security of peacekeepers.