Visiting UK official calls on Nepali Congress prez

KATHMANDU: The visiting Head of South Asia Department of the United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Laura Clarke, called on Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba at the latter's residence in Budhanilakantha on Tuesday morning.

She was accompanied by the British Ambassador to Nepal, Richard Morris, during the meeting with the former prime minister, who is currently the leader of Nepal's main opposition party.

According to a statement issued by the Nepali Congress, they discussed various issues including the latest political developments in Nepal and economic development during the meeting, which lasted for about 45 minutes.

Deuba told the British officials that he and his party Nepali Congress was playing a leading role in maintaining political stability in the country and guide it to economic prosperity, the statement added.