Press Release on Participation of the Hon. DPM in High Level Roundtable on SSC and More

Hon. Mr. Prakash Man Singh, Deputy Prime Minister and the leader of Nepalese delegation to the 70th Session of the UNGA addressed the High-Level Roundtable on South-South Cooperation jointly organized on the sidelines of the UNGA by the People’s Republic of China and the United Nations. The Roundtable on the theme “Strengthening South-South Cooperation in the Framework of Post-2015 Development Agenda” was chaired by H.E. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China and was attended by Heads of States/Governments of the South as well as by H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General.


Delivering his remarks at the High-level Roundtable, the Hon. Deputy Prime Minister shared his confidence that promoting the spirit of South-South Cooperation and strengthening the work of the global south would contribute to the effective implementation of the newly adopted 2030 Agenda. He further said that South-South Cooperation which symbolizes solidarity, partnership and cooperation among the developing and the least developed countries, needed to be advanced further to mobilize resources and explore appropriate policy and institutional framework to give impetus to the South-South Cooperation.


Similarly, Hon. Mr. Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, Minister for Foreign Affairs, participated in an Interactive Dialogue on the theme “Delivering on a Revitalized Global Partnership” being held as part of the Summit for the adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. While participating in the Dialogue, Hon. Minister Pandey said that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was based on the vision of revitalized global partnership, for which relentless efforts should be undertaken to revitalize all available partnerships and use them efficiently and innovatively to ensure that “no one is left behind”.


On the sidelines of the 70th UNGA earlier today, Hon. Mr. Prakash Man Singh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development held a meeting with H.E. TsheringTobgay, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bhutan. During the meeting, both sides exchanged views on cooperation especially in the areas of trade and


tourism for mutual benefits.  Given the common geographic and cultural setting of Nepal and Bhutan, the two leaders highlighted the need for further expanding and diversifying the relations in various areas.

The Hon Deputy Prime Minister and Hon. Mr. Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, Minister for Foreign Affairs also attended a reception hosted by H.E. Mr. Jacob G. Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa on the occasion of the celebration of the South Africa’s Chairmanship of the G77 and China in the evening yesterday.


Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations
New York
26 September 2015