Kathmandu, 24 May: Rashtriya Sabha Chairman Ganesh Prasad Timilsina is unhappy over the lack of response from the government to his proposal to invite his Russian counterpart to visit Nepal.
Chairman Timilsina told Desh Sanchar that this indifference from the government gives a message that Nepal’s foreign policy is not non-aligned, and in fact it is tilted towards particular power.
‘The government must declare that it is tilted towards particular power or should immediately endorse the invitation I have extended to the Chair of the State Duma’, he said.
He had gone to Russia recently on an official visit and had discussed Russia’s readiness to support in fourteen different sectors- Children Hospital, Road, Kathmandu Metro Rail, East-West rail, Energy and Direct flight among others.
Russia through its embassy forwarded an official letter proposing support to the Nepalese Foreign Ministry on April 27 with a request for response by May 16. However, the government missed the deadline of May 16 to respond to the Russian offer. However, the government missed the deadline of May 16 to respond to Russian officers.
Chairman Timilsina is the first high ranking authority from Nepal to undertake an official visit to Russia after it (Nepal) sided with Ukraine and condemned Russia as an aggressor.