Foreign Secretary insists on balance between development and trade

Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi Friday met with World Trade Organisation (WTO) director general Roberto Azevedo. During the meeting held in Geneva, he stressed the need for a proper balance between trade and development.

Highlighting that all countries should be able to win from the world trading system, he said there should a system of wide support for the LDCs as they have not been able to fully utilize the special and differential provisions of the WTO regime, according to Nepal’s Geneva-based Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

“There is a capacity gap in them and they must be enabled.”

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 about achievements made Nepal in the area of human rights over the years, adding that Nepal has remained constructively engaged with the UN human rights machinery.



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