Friday, March 2, 2018

Nepal calls for balance between trade and development

Nepal has stressed for a balance between trade and development.
Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi, during a meeting with World Trade Organisation (WTO) director general Roberto Azevedo on Friday in Geneva, stressed on the need to achieve a proper balance between trade and development.
According to Nepal’s Geneva-based Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN), Bairagi remarked that all countries should gain from the world trading system. He also said that there should be a system of wide support for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) as they have not been fully able to utilise special and differential provisions of the WTO regime.
Likewise, the foreign secretary also held a meeting with deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kate Gilmore on the sidelines of the 37th session of Human Rights Council and apprised her of achievements Nepal made in the area of human rights over the years, adding that Nepal has remained constructively engaged with the UN human rights machinery.