Former US president carter in capital

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Kathmandu, Nov. 16: Former US President and founder of the Carter Centre Jimmy Carter arrived here this morning on a six-day formal visit to Nepal.

He arrived here from New Delhi leading a high-level delegation for observation of the constituent assembly elections to be held on Tuesday at the invitation of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers Khilraj Regmi and Chief Election Commissioner.

He was welcomed at the Tribhuwan International Airport by Deputy Chief of Protocol Hemlal Bhattarai and Carter Centre Director David Hamilton and other senior officers of the centre.

The Carter Center announced today that former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Dr. Surakiart Sathirathai will co-lead the Carter Center’s delegation to observe Nepal’s November 19 Constituent Assembly election.

Former President Carter, Dr. Sathirathai, and the Carter Center leadership will also meet with key stakeholders, political parties, independent candidates, civil society organizations, government officials, and the international community, and will observe polling and counting from November 19-21.

Carter will call on President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav on Monday at the Office of the President and Chairman Regmi on Sunday morning at prime minister’s official residence at Baluwatar, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated.

A team had also come under his leadership in the first CA observation and he had also visited Nepal in April.

The Centre has not made public the travel schedule of Carter who is accompanied by 13 high security officials in view of security sensitivity.

US Embassy Spokesperson also declined to impart information regarding his visit. RSS

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