UML will take a decision on MCC after govt makes its position clear on the same, Oli tells Sumar

Published On: September 9, 2021 05:19 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Visiting Vice Chairman of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Fatima Sumar has urged CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli to help endorse the MCC agreement through parliament.

During her meeting with the top leader of the main opposition party at his residence in Balkot on Thursday afternoon, Vice President Fatima underscored the need to expedite the implementation of the MCC deal as per an agreement between Nepal and the US. She first reached Oli's residence to solicit UML's support to endorse the MCC agreement through parliament shortly after she arrived in Kathmandu.

In response, Chairman Oli said that the UML would take appropriate decisions once the government makes its official position clear on the MCC. Oli also reminded that his government had tried its best to get the agreement endorsed, but failed due to differences within the erstwhile Nepal Communist Party (NCP).

"We had made efforts to endorse the agreement when we were in the government. But we failed in our attempt as some friends were opposed to it. But now we are not in the government. We want the government to first make its position clear on the issue," Rajan Bhattarai, who heads UML's Foreign Relations Department, quoted Oli as saying.

Chairman Oli also said that the government had yet to hold discussions with them on the issue of MCC. He also said that the government had a comfortable majority to endorse the agreement through parliament.


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