Parliament adopts proposal on multilateral pact for forming Int'l think tank

08/07/2017

Kathmandu, Aug. 7: The Legislature-Parliament unanimously adopted the proposal on the accession of Nepal to the Multilateral Agreement for the Establishment of an International Think Tank for Land Locked Developing Countries (ITT-LLDCs), said a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday.
The proposal was tabled by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, at the Legislature Parliament session yesterday. The Council of Ministers had decided on 22 December 2016 to proceed with accession process in accordance with the national laws.
It may be noted that Nepal after depositing the instrument of accession would be the 10th member of ITT-LLDCs, thus fulfilling the minimum requirement for the agreement to come into force and to establish formally the Secretariat of the Think Tank at Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia.
Earlier, nine LLDCs namely Afghanistan, Armenia, Burkina Faso, Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Paraguay and Tajikistan had ratified the agreement.
The meeting of the representatives of LLDCs in New York on 24 September 2009 adopted the text of Multilateral Agreement for the Establishment of International Think Tank under the aegis of the United Nations and was opened for signature from 1 November 2010.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs further said the Think Tank would be a centre of excellence for analytical research and policy advice for LLDCs and contribute to strengthening analytical capacities of landlocked developing countries in key areas of economic growth and poverty reduction, in particular transit transport, aid for trade and trade facilitation, as well as provide to negotiators in LLDCs appropriate negotiation tools at World Trade Organization and other international institutions. RSS 

Related News

PM Prachanda apprises House of his India visit

Kathmandu, Sept 14:Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has said that his state visit to the southern neighbour India, beginning from tomorrow would be focused on improving mutual trust and confidence with a very good intention.  Delivering his statement of public importance regarding his India visit at the Legislature-Parliament meeting…

PM Dahal lands in Delhi, Swaraj receives him

New Delhi,  September 15, 2016 : Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who embarked on a four-day state visit to India, landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Thursday. Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj received the Nepali Prime Minister at the Airport. Leading a delegation, PM…

Nepal, India PMs stress Constitution implementation in Nepal

KATHMANDU, 16 Sept. : Prime Ministers of Nepal and India, Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Narendra Modi respectively, on Friday stressed new Constitution implementation in Nepal as they addressed a joint press conference in New Delhi. Reiterating that the countries share historical relationships in various aspects, the PMs also stressed that the…

India visit very successful : PM Dahal

New Delhi, Sept. 18: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has assessed his state visit to India as being very successful. “Before I embarked on this visit, I felt it had both challenges and opportunities, but now I am confident I have turned the challenges into opportunities,” Prime Minister Prachanda…

Constitution Day being marked as national festival today

Kathmandu, Sept 19: One year has passed since the promulgation of the constitution of a Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. The country marks the first anniversary of the constitution’s promulgation through the Constituent Assembly today, meeting people’s aspirations for long. The government is marking this special day as a national…

Government working to make constitution acceptable to all, address voices of Madheshi, Tharus: PM Prachanda

Kathmandu, Sept 19: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has said the government was serious toward addressing the grudges of the Madeshi, Tharu and ethnic communities over the constitution through its amendment.  Addressing a special ceremony organised today at the Army Pavilion, Tundikhel on the occasion of the Constitution Day,…

Video

Find Us on Facebook

From Social

Tokyo (Japan), Sept. 13: A new leadership assumed responsibilities at the Non Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA), Japan on Sunday. The new office bearers took oath of office and secrecy after a long fought battle resulting from dissatisfaction from those who…

Lama led officials assume responsibility in NRNA Japan