US envoy urges Nepal PM to ensure smooth supply of daily commodities

Kathmandu : US Ambassador to Nepal, Alaina B. Teplitz, has urged Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli to ensure smooth supplies of essential and daily commodities to the commoners, who are facing difficulty in getting the essential supplies.

According to Oli’s Foreign Affairs Expert Gopal Khanal, Teplitz also wanted to know about the latest political developments, including the progress made on the issue of constituency delineation front from the Prime Minister, reports the Himalayan Times.

Prime Minister Oli, who met Teplitz in his official residence in Baluwatar yesterday, clarified the claims that said Nepal was facing problems and its constitution was ‘erroneous’ were baseless and malicious.

He also claimed that the country was not facing any problem and the constitution, far from being faulty was an inclusive one, duly incorporating voices of all sides.

The recent EU-India joint statement, which mentioned Nepal to resolve the remaining constitutional issues in a time bound manner, has reportedly irked Oli.

The Prime Minister added that Nepal was capable of resolving its internal affairs on its own.

Meanwhile, Ambassador Teplitz informed Oli that the US Government had already initiated the process of providing duty-free access to 66 Nepali goods, including textiles. (ANI)