The current coalition government in Nepal will last a full term, says PM Deuba

KATHMANDU: Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Thursday said the ruling five-party alliance will run for the entire term until the next parliamentary elections, scheduled for December 2022.
Deuba, the Nepali Congress President, was sworn in as Prime Minister in July, with the support of Pushpakamal Dahal’s Communist Party of Nepal, Nepal Communist Socialist Madhav Nepal as well as the Janata Samajwadi Party and Rastriya Janamorcha.
“The coalition will remain for the entire period. There is no need for any doubt and confusion regarding the future of the coalition,” he assured, addressing the media at Tribhuvan International Airport here after attending the World Summit of Leaders during the 26th Conference. . of Parties (COP 26) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Glasgow.
Deuba insisted that he had fruitful talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi about permission for use of Indian airspace for the operation of the Gautam Buddha International Airport in Lumbini, Bhairahawa.
“There have been talks about airspace because the Indian airspace should be used when flying to and from Gautam Buddha Airport. Great discussions have been held on other topics besides this,” he said.
Gautam Buddha International Airport, an alternative to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, will soon be operational.
According to officials at the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), the regulatory body, the calibration flight would be operated at this airport within a month and a test flight made within three months after that.
The Nepalese Prime Minister also thanked India for helping the Himalayan nation with fertilizers.
“India has shown great kindness to Nepal. I thanked India for helping Nepal with fertilizers when there is a lack of chemical fertilizers even in India, ”he asserted.
Nepal strongly raised the issues of climate change and mitigation of climate change risk during the Glasgow summit, he said, adding that Nepal’s voice is primarily to minimize carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, save oxygen and reduce carbon emissions.
During the summit, Nepal also drew the world’s attention to the growing impact of climate change and growing events of natural disasters such as floods and landslides, which have received a good response from other nations as well, Deuba added.

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