Nepal agrees to prohibit nuclear weapons

Kathmandu :
Nepal has become a state party to the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara signed the Treaty on behalf of the country at a special ceremony held at the UN Headquarters, New York, in course of attending the 72nd Sessions of the UN General Assembly.
On the same occasion, DPM Mahara also participated in the ministerial meeting of the countries (G-77) of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). The meeting’s objective is to assess the compliance of the international laws on human rights. Presenting Nepal’s official stance at the meeting, DPM Mahara said that the differences surfaced in the globe should be settled through dialogue.
Likewise, he attended the 16th ministry level meeting of the Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) which had the main agenda of ‘Leadership in the implementation of Vienna Programme of Action’. On the occasion, DPM Mahara underlined the need to increase partnership, technology transfer and investment, being not limited to the assessment of the international cooperation, for the meaningful participation of LLDCs in international trade.
Likewise, DPM Mahara attended a programme on High-Level Open Debate on Peace Keeping organized by UN Security Council. Addressing the meeting, Mahara said Nepal is the sixth big countries of the world in mobilizing army and police for peace keeping missions. Besides this, DPM Mahara also held several meetings on the same day. -RSS

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