August 26, Kathmandu: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said Nepal’s foreign policy is guided by the constitution, the UN Charter, values of world peace, the policy of non-alignment, and international law.
Inaugurating a conference organized by the Policy Research Institute on ‘International Relations: Nepal and World Order’ on Friday, PM Deuba informed that Nepal had been advocating for a just, equitable, inclusive and fair world order.
“We call for the world system that respects the principles mentioned in the UN Charter. We firmly believe in multilateralism,” he said, adding that COVID-19 had created stress on the world economy and people’s livelihood.
“The developing countries, including Nepal, were facing economic pressure and crisis in the supply chain due to global price hike of fuel, food, and chemical fertilizers”, he said.
He further said respect for sovereignty, equality, territorial integrity, mutual interest and benefits had also guided Nepal’s international relations.
“We have always maintained cordial and friendly relations with both neighbours,” PM Deuba viewed. According to him, Nepal’s relations with neighbouring countries, big powers, development partners, and destination countries of Nepali migrant workers are friendly and cooperative. Nepal has contributed tremendously to international peace, he said.
Also speaking on the occasion, the Israeli Ambassador to Nepal, Hanan Godar, highlighted the cordial relations shared by Nepal and Israel.
Similarly, the Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Nepal, Mark Templer, said the US was always working together with Nepal for its democracy, human rights, and economic prosperity.
Director at Institute, Dr Dipak Kumar Adhikari, and event organizing committee member Sandip Rana shed light on the conference’s objectives.
The three-day event will see the participation of some 100 experts from different walks of life, under 40 years, from Nepal and India.
The conference will see discussions on multifarious issues of the time such as the environment, world politics, security, peace, trade and technology.