Tamrat talks Nepal with Indian official

New Delhi, May 12:

The United Nations’ senior political affairs official, Samuel Tamrat, today discussed Nepal’s political situation with the joint secretary of India’s Ministry of External Affairs, Pankaj

Saran. Saran is in charge of the Nepal-Bhutan affairs desk in the ministry.

Tamrat discussed with Saran his recent visit to Nepal and the current political situation in the country, spokesperson for India’s External Ministry Navtej Sarna said.

During his visit to Nepal, Tamrat met Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, Deputy Prime Minister KP Oli and leaders of other political parties. Tamrat’s talks with them centered on contemporary politics and the role of the UN in finding a solution to the conflict in Nepal.

Discussions with the international community are constantly taking place and Sharan’s meeting with Tamrat is part of it, Sarna said.

About the role of the UN in solving the conflict in Nepal and India’s view in this regard, Sarna said: “I believe Samuel Tamrat must have discussed the UN’s possible mediation with the Nepali government and the political parties and I don’t think it is appropriate to comment on it this soon.”