New York, Sept 30: Deputy Prime Minister Prakashman Singh, who is leading the Nepali delegation to the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), has held a meeting with US President Barack Obamaâ€™s special aide and Senior Director for South Asian Affairs at National Security Council Peter R. Lavoy in New York on Tuesday.
During the meeting, the two held discussions on Nepalâ€™s recent political situation. On the occasion, Lavoy inquired about the possible areas of supports to Nepal in future saying that the United States has already welcomed the promulgation of new constitution in Nepal through the Constituent Assembly (CA).
During the meeting, Foreign Affairs Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, Prime Ministerâ€™s Foreign Affairs Advisor Dr Dinesh Bhattarai, Acting Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Shankar Das Bairagi, Nepalâ€™s Permanent Representative to the UN, New York, Durga Bhattarai, Nepalâ€™s Ambassador to the US Dr Arjun Karki and high-ranking officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were also present.
Similarly, Minister Pandey and Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs of UN held a meeting in the United Nations on Tuesday. Stating that the UN has already hailed the adoption of the new constitution in Nepal by terming it a milestone in the peace process, Pandey said that discussions were held regarding the demands of the disgruntled sides.
Furthermore, Minister Pandey met with Nisha Biswal, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs on Tuesday. On the occasion, Biswal expressed her happiness for writing new constitution based on a democratic process.
Likewise, Minister Pandey met with International Development Cooperation Minister of Sweden Isabella LÃ¶vin. It is said that the Swedish leader expressed happiness for promulgation of new constitution in Nepal. Issues related to bilateral interests and mutual cooperation were discussions at the meeting.