VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: September 22, 2020

Opposition leaders told not to drag military into politics: DAWN

Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa and head of the Inter-Services Int­elligence Lt Gen Faiz Hameed had in a meeting with key opposition figures days before their multiparty conference cou­n­selled them to refrain from dragging the military into political issues, government ministers and opposition leaders disclosed on Monday. Click here to read...

Ghani in UN Speech Reiterates Call for Ceasefire: TOLO News

President Ashraf Ghani delivered a statement on Monday night at the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the UN, underscoring the important role of multilateralism, and particularly the UN, in addressing the challenges that continue to impact Afghanistan and the world. “The United Nations that we need is an organization with the authorities, capabilities, capitals, and commitments to fulfill the purposes and principles of this charter," Ghani said. Click here to read...

Sheikh Hasina: Don’t allow geopolitical rivalries to weaken UN: Dhaka Tribune

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for not allowing geopolitical rivalries to weaken the United Nations as the Covid-19 pandemic has shown that both developed and developing nations need the UN more than ever. “We must not allow our geopolitical rivalries to weaken the UN. We owe it to the founding fathers and future generations to make the UN a truly effective global body for humankind as a whole,” she said on TuesdayClick here to read...

Boundary study panel to submit report this month: The Kathmandu Post

A team of experts commissioned by the government to collect evidence, historic facts, and documents to support Nepal’s claim to the disputed territories of Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura, is to submit its report within this month. Although the members of the nine-member committee, commissioned in June, are tight-lipped about the report, the team is going to provide the government a range of documents from the Anglo-Gurkha War (1814-1816) to the most recent boundary negotiations that support Nepal’s claim over land east of the Kali, the Post has learnt. Click here to read...

'UN should place due emphasis on non-interference in domestic affairs': Daily Mirror

In a pre-recorded statement at the High-Level Meeting to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations today, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said, ‘We expect the United Nation will place due emphasis on non-interference in domestic affairs of other states. “At a time when the world is facing a common and an unrivalled threat, the “United Nations We Need”, I am certain, will place due emphasis on the sovereign equality of States, respect for territorial integrity and non-interference in their domestic affairs”, President said. Click here to read...

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