Kathmandu, October 29: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who is currently on a four-day official visit to Nepal, engaged in a series of significant meetings today.
In the first of these meetings, the UN Secretary-General paid a courtesy call on Nepali Congress (NC) President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba. The meeting took place at the New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament building. During their discussion, the two leaders exchanged views on various topics, including Nepal’s peace process and climate change. Dhanraj Gurung, NC Vice President and Minister for Law, Justice, and Parliamentary Affairs, was also present at the meeting.
Following this meeting, Antonio Guterres held another courtesy call, this time with CPN (UML) Chairperson and former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. The meeting occurred at the same venue, the New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament building. Like the earlier meeting, discussions centered on Nepal’s peace process and climate change issues. Dr. Rajan Bhattarai, a UML leader, accompanied the party Chair during this meeting.
The UN Secretary-General’s delegation for this official trip to Nepal, which began today, includes UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean Pierre Lacroix, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations to Nepal Hanaa Singer-Hamdy, and other officials from the UN.