UN Secretary-General Ban pledges full support for Nepal’s November 19 CA poll

KATHMANDU: UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki moon has pledged UN’s full support to Nepal’s political process, underlining the need to hold Constituent Assembly (CA) election in a credible and democratic manner, Nepal’s National News Agency (RSS) reports.

In a meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs Madhav Prasad Ghimire at the United Nations Office at Geneva on Monday night, the UN Secretary-General appreciated the good progress made by Nepal in meeting most of the Millennium Development Goals.

He also lauded the vision of Nepal for the graduation from the status of LDC by 2022 and praised the role played by Nepal in highlighting the concerns and difficulties of LDCs in multilateral forums.

He said sustainable political stability helps achieve further progress on sustainable development.

On the occasion, the Foreign Minister underlined the need for giving due recognition to the special needs and difficulties of LDCs and LLDCs in the articulation and implementation of the post 2015 development agenda.

The Secretary-General deeply appreciated the role of the Nepalese peacekeepers and said that their sacrifices would not go in vain.