Experts discussed Nepal EU economic cooperation

EU Ambassador reaffirms support to elections on 19 Nov

Aug. 20, 2013, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 07 No. -5 Aug. 9- 2013 (Shrawan 25, 2070)

The Minister for Foreign and Home Affairs, Madhav Prasad Ghimire, speaking at a symposium on ‘EU-Nepal Bilateral Relations and Economic Cooperation’ said that the Government is committed to hold the elections on 19 November as per the published schedule.

The seminar was jointly organised by the Delegation of the European Union to Nepal and the Association of Former Career Ambassadors of Nepal (AFCAN).

Minister Ghimire said that the European Union has been a friend in need for Nepal ever since the bilateral relation was established in 1973. "We really appreciate the continued cooperation received from the EU for our developmental efforts," he said.

Addressing the function, Dr. Alexander Spachis, Ambassador, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Nepal reaffirmed the support of the European Union to holding the elections on the scheduled date of 19 November.

“We have extended a wholehearted support for the elections and eagerly hope that the elections will be held as per the Government decided timeline,” Ambassador Spachis stated.

He said that there will be no gains but only negative impacts if elections are postponed. 

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