KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's delegation for the 78th United Nations General Assembly has been streamlined to comprise a maximum of 10 individuals, down from the initial list of 24, following directives from the Prime Minister himself.
The Prime Minister's Office, in response to his instructions to retain only essential members, has prepared a revised list, limited to 10 individuals.
According to sources at the Prime Minister's Office, the delegation accompanying the Prime Minister will include two security personnel from his secretariat, as well as his personal secretary, Ganga Dahal, and photographer Pradeep Raj Onta.
Foreign Minister NP Saud has already departed for New York on Tuesday morning to initiate preliminary preparations. Accompanying him is his personal secretary, Deepakraj Jaisi. Additionally, from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Secretary Bharatraj Paudyal, Chief of Protocol Dilip Kumar Paudel, and an additional protocol officer will be in attendance.
The delegation representing Nepal at the General Assembly will consist of a total of 24 individuals, including 14 officials from the United States, such as Lok Bahadur Thapa, the representative of the Nepali Permanent Mission in New York, and Ambassador Sridhar Khatri from the Nepali Embassy in Washington, DC.
The remaining members of the Prime Minister's delegation are scheduled to depart for New York on September 16 to participate in the 78th UN General Assembly. Prime Minister Dahal is slated to address the General Assembly on behalf of Nepal on September 21, after which he will travel directly from the United States to China on September 22.