KATHMANDU, Feb 13: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has urged the visiting UK Minister of State for the Armed Forces, Mark Lancaster, for promoting British investment for the economic prosperity and development of Nepal.
The UML Chair said so during a meeting with the UK State Minister when the latter paid a courtesy call on him at the UML parliamentary party office in Singha Durbar today.
In reply, the Minister of State Lancaster congratulated Oli on the leftist alliance for becoming victorious in the recently held elections in Nepal and that the UK was positive on increasing investment in Nepal, UML leader Dr Rajan Bhattarai, who was present during the meeting, said.
The UK Minister of State for Armed Forces apprised Chair Oli on the progress made by the joint technical team constituted to study on the retirement benefits of the ex-Gurkha soldiers who served in the British Army. He also assured that there will not be any discrimination against the Gurkha soldiers as Britain and Nepal had established diplomatic relations 202 years ago.
The UK official also urged Nepal to take initiative regarding addressing the problem seen in providing accreditation in Nepal to British students studying chartered accountancy. He also inquired regarding the formation of new government and the left unity process. RSS