Govt holding discussions with other parties to forge national consensus on MCC, PM Deuba tells Sumar

Published On: September 11, 2021 10:07 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the government is holding discussions with other political parties to forge broader national consensus to endorse Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement through the parliament.

Prime Minister Deuba gave assurance that the government is committed to endorse the MCC agreement through parliament after forging consensus among political parties during his meeting with the visiting MCC Vice President Fatima Sumar on Friday afternoon.  

According to the Ministry of Finance, the meeting between Prime Minister Deuba and Vice President Sumar focused on the MCC Compact with Nepal-US cooperation and its potential for economic transformation of Nepal. 

Vice President Sumar is on a four day visit to Nepal from Thursday. She has clarified that there is no military component in the Rs 55 billion project. She will also address the questions raised by the Ministry of Finance as well as gather information about MCC from the Nepali people.

She also had separate meetings with CPN Maoist Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda), Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal on Friday.

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