No Ratification of MCC Compact without Political Consensus: Foreign Minister Khadka

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No Ratification of MCC Compact without Political Consensus: Foreign Minister Khadka

October 24: Foreign Minister Dr Narayan Khadka has said that the ratification of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant agreement is not possible without the consensus among political parties.

Talking to media persons at Biratnagar Airport on Saturday, Minister Khadka said that the government was trying to reach a consensus among all political parties to endorse the MCC. “We are trying to reach a consensus. It is not possible to pass the MCC without consensus among the parties,” he said.

Stating that there was no doubt that the parties would move forward by forging an agreement, Foreign Minister Khadka said that the government would do everything possible for consensus. He informed that the party would take a decision on the leadership of the provincial government through consensus among the coalition partners. He said that the government will move forward through a package agreement including the formation of the provincial government and said that the final decision on the leadership of the provincial government has not been taken yet.

As there is a need to strike a balance between the coalition parties, Minister Khadka clarified that Nepali Congress will be flexible regarding the leadership of provincial governments.

On a different note, Minister Khadka also informed that the government will discuss issues about resolving the issue of Nepal’s territory as per the map of Nepal.

Similarly, Minister Khadka said that the government would not go for early elections without the consent of the parties represented in the government. He said that if the coalition partners reach an agreement, they can go for early elections.

Khadka also said that the general convention of the Nepali Congress is not possible until December as the ward conventions could not be held in some districts while municipal conventions and district conventions are still pending.

Stating that the government is serious about the loss of huge amounts of property and crops due to the recent floods and landslides, Minister Khadka informed that the government is planning to provide relief to the victims.

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