Nepal agrees to prohibit nuclear weapons


KATHMANDU, Sept 21: 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 Program 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 program 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.


Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba graciously participated in a dinner hosted by Nepal’s Permanent Representative to UN, Durga Prasad Bhattarai, in honour of the Nepali delegation in New York on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Deuba, leading a 20-member Nepali delegation, arrived here on Wednesday morning in course of attending the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Also present in the dinner were Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare Asha Koirala; Foreign Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister Dr. Dinesh Bhattarai; Foreign Secretary Mr. Shanker Das Bairagi; Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations in New York, Mr. Durga Prasad Bhattarai and other senior officials of the Government of Nepal. RSS