Kathmandu, September 22
Some members of the European Parliament are coming to Kathmandu on Thursday on a two-day official visit.
The delegation will be led by Evelyn REGNER (Austria), the vice-president of the European Parliament and comprise Ulrike MÜLLER (Germany), Tomáš ZDECHOVSKÝ(Czechia) and Maximilian KRAH (Germany).
The EU Delegation to Nepal in a statement says the team will hold a number of meetings with representatives of the main political parties to be briefed on the setting up and functioning of the federal democracy for the past six years since the promulgation of the federal constitution in 2015.
Namely, they will meet Nepali Congress General Secretary Gagan Thapa, CPN-UML Deputy General Secretary Pradeep Gyawali, and CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
“The EP members will then meet women politicians, leaders of the civil society and journalists, in order to discuss issues related to climate change, gender and social inclusion,” the statement says.
The delegation will also hold separate meetings with Foreign Affairs Minister Narayan Khadka, Industry Minister Dilendra Prasad Badu and Chief Election Commissioner Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya.
They will also participate in a bicycle ride to mark World Car Free Day today.