UN Secretary-General Guteress lauds Nepal's elections

New York, 24 September, 2017 : UN Secretary-General Antonio Guteress has lauded Nepal's efforts for concluding the local level elections in the recent days and wished for the success of upcoming elections.

In a high-level meeting between Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and Secretary-General Guteress on Saturday, the latter expressed happiness over Nepal's ongoing process to institutionalize democracy, PM Deuba's Foreign Affairs Advisor. In the meeting held at the office of UN Secretary-General, they exchanged views on a number of issues ranging from the implementation of the Constitution to Nepal’s role in UN peacekeeping operations, and from Nepal-UN cooperation to the evolving challenges to development.

On the occasion, PM Deuba also updated the Secretary-General on recent development including the preparations for holding provincial and federal level elections. The Prime Minister also underlined the need to increase the number of Nepali nationals in higher positions commensurate with Nepal’s contribution as the sixth largest troop and police contributing country. 

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