Nepal Today

Friday, July 5, 2013


Kathmandu, 5 July: Minister for Foreign Affairs Madhav Prasad Ghimire has said that that lasting solution to the problem of Bhutanese refugees lies in the voluntary and safe repatriation of the refugees to their homeland with
dignity and honour, RSS reports. .

In a meeting with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres in Geneva today, Minister Ghimire made it clear that Nepal has always respected the rights of refugees on humanitarian grounds.

The Minister, who is in Geneva in course of attending High-Level Segment of the Substantive Session of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), reiterated Nepal's commitment to finding a solution to the problem.

Minister Ghimire appreciated the role played by the UNHCR in providing the upkeep and management of the Bhutanese refugees in Nepal.

While expressing thanks to Nepal for generously hosting a large number of refugees for a long period of time, the High Commissioner for Refugees appreciated the cooperation of the Government of Nepal in finding durable solution to the problem.

He also concurred that voluntary repatriation is the best solution.

Contemporary refugee issues and cooperation between Nepal and UNHCR on refugee-related matters were also discussed.
Kathmandu, 4 July: The Nepal Army has provided Rs. 120,000 for the First South Asian Invitational Volleyball Competition to be held from 12-15 July
In Kathmandu, RSS reports..

Nepal Volleyball Association is the organizer of the Competition.

At a news conference Friday, Lieutenant Colonel of the Nepal Army Prakash Jung Karki handed over the amount to Association's Chairman Dan Bahadur Tamang.

The amount would be provided to the winners of the competition.

Likewise, former national player of volleyball Ranjan Khadka also provided Rs 45,000 to the Association.

National teams of Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Afghanistan would vie for the medal.

The game would be played in round robin league.


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