Prachanda says Nepal has no intention to stop Gurkha recruitment

February 17th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu, Feb 17 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda has confirmed that the recruitment of the Nepalis in the British Army, also known as the British Gurkhas, will not be stopped.
During a meeting with the visiting delegation of the British Parliament at Baluwatar on Monday, Prachanda said the recruitment of Nepali youth in the British Army had strengthened the ties between the two countries and that the recruitment would not be stopped.
He reiterated that the governments main priorities are peace process, new Constitution drafting and economic development.
The British MPs said they would like to see the democratic process in Nepal further strengthened and that the British government was ready to extend support towards this cause.
The delegation led by Sir John Stanley will also visit the Bhutanese refugee camps in Jhapa, Biratnagar and the sites of DFID projects, Nepalnews reported. (ANI)

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