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US Under-Secretary raises refugee issue

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US Under-Secretary raises refugee issue
Maria Otero.
Maria Otero.

US Under-Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero has shown a great interest in the repatriation of Bhutanese and Tibetan refugees, along with giving continuity to ongoing resettlement process.

In her meet with the Nepalese Prime Minister Dr. Babu Ram Bhattarai at Singha Durbar on Sunday, Otero stated that she wants to see the Bhutanese refugees being repatriated to their homeland.

According to PM’s chief personal secretary, Ganga Narayan Shrestha, PM also assured Otero that his government is very positive towards solving this overdue refugee imbroglio. Otero also separately met with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign

Affairs Narayankaji Shrestha at the Ministry of Foreign affairs on Sunday. Besides discussing political problems of Nepal, they also briefly discussed the possibility of refugee repatriation. Deputy Minister Shrestha reminded Otero that the Nepalese government has always been committed to safeguard the rights of the Bhutanese refugees to return to their country with honor and dignity. However, he also asked for the support of international communities.

Otero arrived in Kathmandu on Sunday for her three day official visit to Nepal.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks to US Under-Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero for your great interest in the repatriation of Bhutanese and Tibetan refugees, along with giving continuity to ongoing resettlement process.

    But, I feel Big and Powerful countries like USA has to do real work for Bhutan if US is truly a great nation in the hearts of Bhutanese people. Not only in words but in real ground the work has to be done. Bhutan Regime should not be left unpunished for its inhuman deeds.

    N B GIri
    Bhutanese Refugee
    Beldangi II, Nepal.

  2. Ever body knows Bhutan’s dirty politics, but they remain quite because they know Bhutan is still under the absolute monarch.

    They know if they can persuade the monarch(one person to manipulate) things are on their advantage- like India got the advantages over Bhutan’s hydro power and foreign policy. If there is people’s government, it would rarely happened!

  3. Time will come to see changes in BHUTAN. One day we will Penetrate into BHUTAN because we are in america now. We can do what we can’t in the refugee camps. So be positive, we cannot construct a building in one day………..