NEPAL ASKS FOR ZAMBIA'S SUPPORT

Posted on : 11-07-2017 | Back | Print

Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs KAMAL THAPA says Zambia’s human rights record and maintenance of democracy is impressive.

 

MR. THAPA has since appealed to Zambia to support Nepal’s candidature for the United Nations Human Rights Council for the 2018 to 2020 term.

 

He says his country will expeditiously ensure that Zambia’s High Commissioner (designate) Extra- Ordinary and Plenipotentiary to Nepal JUDITH KAPIJIMPANGA presents her credentials for stronger bilateral and trade relations.

 

The Deputy Prime Minister has also pledged to ensure that the President of Nepal visits Zambia any time soon.

 

“Nepal is dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights adding that it is his country’s sincere desire to contribute to the work of the UN body,” He said.

 

The Deputy Prime Minister says Nepal has also put enough women in key decision making positions and has attained 30 percent women representation in Parliament.

 

He said this at a bilateral side -meeting with Zambia’s High Commissioner (designate) Extra- Ordinary and Plenipotentiary to Nepal JUDITH KAPIJIMPANGA in New Delhi, India.

 

And Mrs. KAPIJIMPANGA says she will inform the Ministry of Foreign Affairs over Nepal’s solicitation for support to the candidature for the United Nations Human Rights Council.

 

She says President Edgar Lungu has equally worked hard to appoint women to key decision making positions such as the Republican Vice President, the Chief Justice, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Director of Public Prosecutions, Cabinet Ministers, Police Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries and captains of some key parastatals.

 

“The Constitution of Zambia consolidates inclusive democracy, pluralism, rule of law and envisions a representative and accountable government, social and economic justice and universally accepted human rights,” she added.

 



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