Nepali political leaders pledge citizenship to non-resident Nepalis at Europe conference

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Kathmandu, May 8. During the 15th Europe Regional Conference of the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) in Prague, prominent political party leaders made a commitment to provide citizenship with socioeconomic rights to the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) community.

According to media reports, the Foreign Minister of Nepal, NP Saud, assured the NRNs that Nepali citizenship, as per the constitution, would be granted, and their request for citizenship with socioeconomic rights would be addressed soon. He acknowledged that the process had been delayed but pledged to expedite it.

Ramesh Lekhak of the Nepali Congress confirmed the party’s positive stance on providing citizenship to NRNs and promised cooperation. UML Vice Chair Subash Chandra Nembang committed to supporting the constitutional provision for citizenship to NRNs. Similarly, lawmakers of Rashtriya Swatantra Party and CPN (Maoist Centre), Manish Jha and Khimlal Devkota, respectively, expressed their readiness to support NRNs’ demand for citizenship.

The NRN’s 15th European Conference, which began on Friday, will issue the Prague Declaration upon conclusion. The conference will address various issues related to the Nepali diaspora, investment, and socio-economic development.

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