UN official calls for peaceful dialogue

Kathmandu, October 30

United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffery Feltman today called Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli over phone and urged him to resolve the issues of protesting Madhesi parties through peaceful means of dialogue and negotiations.

According to PM’s Press Adviser Promod Dahal, the Prime Minister told him that the government had already set up a talks team and is always open to discussing all issues raised by the protesting parties.

The UN official informed that the next meeting of UN Security Council would also discuss discuss the situation in Nepal.

Likewise, Feltman also telephoned former PM and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala and appreciated his role in constitution writing. “Your contribution to the democratisation of Nepal is invaluable and highly commendable,” Koirala’s foreign policy aide Dinesh Bhattarai quoted Feltman as saying.

During the conversation, Koirala told Feltman that he would support the government on key issues. He added that Nepali Congress would leave no stone unturned to implement the new constitution, ensure resumption of essential supplies as early as possible and expedite reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts.

According to Bhattarai, Feltman, on his part, pointed out the need for political parties, including the Nepali Congress to resolve the current problems and implement the new constitution.