Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” has left for the U.S. today evening.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the theme of the General Debate of the 78th UNGA has been chosen as “Rebuilding Trust and Reigniting Global Solidarity: Accelerating Action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals towards Peace, Prosperity, Progress and Sustainability for All”. Likewise, the PM is scheduled to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals Summit and Climate Ambition Summit, among others, on the sidelines of the UNGA. Prime Minister Prachanda will also have a meeting with the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres and hold bilateral meetings with his counterparts from various countries.
In New York, the Prime Minister is scheduled to attend the reception being hosted by the President of the United States Joe Biden on 19 September. Addressing the House of Representatives (HoR) meeting on Friday, the Prime Minister had stated that his visit would help garnering international cooperation and goodwill for Nepal in the areas of peace, sustainable development and climate changes. Nepal, Chairing the Global Coordination Bureau of the Least Developed Countries (LDC), would present the common concerns and agendas of 47 LDCs.
After addressing the high-level session of the 78th session of the UNGA, the PM would directly travel to Hangzhou in China on September 22.
In the departing event, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Purna Bahadur Khadka, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs Narayan Kaji Shrestha, Finance Minister Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat, Speaker Devraj Ghimire and ministers bade farewell to the PM at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) along with the prominent leaders of the Maoist Centre.
Prime Minister Prachanda is scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly on September 21.