'US can take a page on inclusiveness from Nepal's constitution'
May 7, 2017 05:04 PM NPT
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KATHMANDU, May 7: Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat, in a meeting with Nancy Pelosi, a leader of the Democratic Party in the US House of Representatives and former House speaker today, informed her on the country's present politics, the local level election, the peace process and its success, and promulgation of the new constitution and its implementation.
In the meeting that took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singha Durbar, the Foreign Affairs Minister shed light on the provisions guaranteeing inclusiveness, human rights and democracy in the Constitution of Nepal. He also informed the US leader regarding the constitutional provisions related to women and ethnic inclusiveness in every state organ.
While expressing confidence that the cooperation the US government has been providing to Nepalis living in the US would be continued in the days ahead, Minister Dr. Mahat thanked the American people and government for the support it has been extending to Nepal in the economic, social and broader areas.
He also extended gratitude for the US support in the post-earthquake rescue and relief as well as reconstruction operations.
On the occasion, the US leader Pelosi praised the provisions made in Nepal's constitution regarding women's participation and inclusion, expressing that the US could take a page out of these provision.
She gave assurance that the US would continue to provide the support that it has been giving Nepal in the coming days as well no matter which government comes to power in Nepal.
Appreciating the role played by Nepal in the management of the peace process, drafting of the constitution from the Constituent Assembly and managing the political transition, Congresswoman Pelosi wished for the success of the election taking place in Nepal.
Also present in the meeting were Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi, the members of both parties in the US House of Representatives as well as high-ranking officials, the US Ambassador to Nepal, Nepal's Ambassador to the US, among other officials, according to Yek Raj Pathak, the Foreign Affairs Minister's press coordinator. RSS