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Koirala to represent Nepal in SAARC

Girija Prasad Koirala will represent Nepal at the 15th SAARC Summit to be held in Colombo on August 2 and 3, reports Anirban Roy.

world Updated: Jul 29, 2008 00:32 IST
Anirban Roy

Girija Prasad Koirala will represent Nepal at the 15th SAARC Summit to be held in Colombo on August 2 and 3.

Though Koirala resigned as Prime Minister on June 26, he would represent the country as the political parties could not form the new government even after more than three-and-half months of the Constituent Assembly election.

The cabinet meeting on Monday decided to send a 35-member delegation to the SAARC Summit under Koirala’s leadership. The ‘caretaker’ Prime Minister’s daughter Sujata Koirala is also part of the delegations.

Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat, who is also officiating as the Foreign Minister, will lead the Nepali delegation for the SAARC ministerial meeting.

Interestingly, the Maoists and the Communist Party of Nepal (UML) ministers did not attend the meeting as they have already resigned from the government.