UN Secretary-General to engage in high-level meetings today

KATHMANDU: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres who is currently in Nepal in the course of his four-day official visit is holding high-level meetings today.

He is scheduled to have a courtesy call on President Ram Chandra Paudel at the Office of the President and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ at the Prime Minister’s office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

United Nations Secretary-General Guterres arrived in Nepal today at the invitation of Prime Minister Dahal.

Minister for Foreign Affairs NP welcomed the UN Secretary-General at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu.

The Secretary-General will also have separate meetings with Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN-UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli at the New Baneswor-based Federal Parliament Building.

Likewise, Guterres is also scheduled to hold separate meetings with Deputy Prime Minster duo, Purna Bahadur Khadka and Narayankaji Shrestha.

Following the meetings, he will observe Patan Durbar Square, a heritage site of historical and archeological importance.

Prime Minister Dahal will host a banquet reception today evening in honour of Secretary-General Guterres.

In course of his visit, the Secretary-General will move to Namche, Pokhara, Annapurna Base Camp and Lumbini on Monday.

According to the Parliament Secretariat, he is scheduled to address the joint session of the federal parliament at 4.00 pm on Tuesday.


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