Govt committed to hold elections on Nov 19: Home Minister
Home Minister Madhav Prasad Ghimire has said that the government is committed to hold the elections on November 19.
Addressing a symposium titled ‘EU-Nepal Bilateral Relations and Economic Cooperation’ held in Kathmandu on Tuesday, Ghimire, who also looks after the foreign portfolio, expressed confidence that the elections will take place on the stipulated date.
Minister Ghimire also mentioned that the European Union has been a friend in need for Nepal ever since the bilateral relation was established in 1973. "We really appreciate the continued cooperation received from the EU for our developmental efforts," he said.
Speaking at the same programme, head of the Delegation of the EU in Nepal, Dr. Alexander Spachis, reaffirmed the EU's support to holding the elections on November 19.
“We have extended a wholehearted support for the elections and eagerly hope that the elections will be held as per the Government decided timeline,” Spachis stated. There will be no gains but only negative impacts if elections are postponed, he added.
The seminar was jointly organised by the Delegation of the European Union to Nepal and the Association of Former Career Ambassadors of Nepal (AFCAN). Nepalnews.com