The Right Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Sher Bahadur Deuba addressed on 9 December 2021the Leader’s plenary session of the Summit for Democracy hosted by His Excellency Joe Biden, the President of the United States. In his address, Prime Minister Deuba reiterated Nepal’s commitment to further strengthening democracy by ensuring equality, inclusion and justice while protecting civil rights and liberties.
The Prime Minister highlighted universal suffrage, separation of power, checks and balances, independent judiciary, protection of rights and freedoms as well as freedom of speech as the key features of Nepal’s multiparty democracy. Underlining the universality of human rights, which are interrelated and mutually reinforcing, he stressed that fulfillment of basic needs of the people should be the priority of all in order to strengthen democracy. He expressed the view that democracy thrives in an enabling environment where people can live a more dignified life based on economic growth and sustainable development.
In addition to his remarks during the plenary session, the Prime Minster sent a pre-recorded video message for the Summit which has been uploaded on its website. As part of its participation in the Summit which is held from 8 – 10 December 2021, Nepal has also shared a detailed statement highlighting the country’s perspectives on democracy, human rights and governance.
LINK for PM’s Statement