Nepali Prime Minister to Lead Delegation to 78th UN General Assembly in New York

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is set to depart for New York this Saturday, September 16, leading a delegation from Nepal to participate in the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at the UN Headquarters in New York.

As outlined in a press release from the Foreign Ministry issued on Thursday, Prime Minister Dahal’s agenda includes addressing the UN General Assembly on September 21. The overarching theme of the General Debate for the 78th UNGA is “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.”

Additionally, the Prime Minister will partake in the opening session of the General Debate of the 78th UNGA and attend a reception hosted by the President of the United States, Joe Biden, on September 19.

While in New York, Prime Minister Dahal is slated to deliver speeches at the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Summit and the Climate Ambition Summit, among other events occurring on the sidelines of the UNGA.

Furthermore, he is scheduled to hold discussions with the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, and engage in bilateral meetings with leaders from various countries.

Prime Minister Dahal will be accompanied by his daughter, Ganga Dahal, as well as Nepal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, NP Saud, Foreign Secretary Bharat Raj Paudyal, and other senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as stated in the press release.


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