President assures NRNA of addressing citizenship issues

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By A Staff Reporter,Kathmandu, Mar. 18: A delegation of Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) called on President Ram Chandra Paudel on Friday.

The delegation led by its executive president Rabina Thapa and president Kul Acharya wished President Paudel a successful tenure on behalf of the association representing non-resident Nepalis around the world.

Thapa drew attention of President Paudel to issues such as the Non-Resident Nepali Act, the continuation of the previously acquired citizenship based on descent, the right to property, the steps to be taken to include Nepali workers in foreign employment in the social security fund, which have been raised by the association for a long time, according to a press statement issued by the NRNA.

On that occasion, President Kul Acharya urged the President to address the issue of citizenship, which has been raised for a long time by non-resident Nepalis all over the world, by making the citizenship bill as complete as possible, including the provision of non-resident Nepalis citizenship.

President Acharya said that non-resident Nepalis had to face problems due to the lack of a clear legal explanation regarding the rights of non-resident Nepalis (NRNs) over property in Nepal and asked for the issue to be addressed.

Stating that there are still some legal hurdles to establish an investment environment in Nepal, he said that it is necessary to stop capital flight and create an environment to attract investment.

In the event, the founder president of NRNA Dr. Upendra Mahato said that Nepalis everywhere were excited and willing to build a prosperous Nepal.

Dr. Mahato said that the NRNs had started a campaign to build a prosperous country and requested President Paudel for efficient guardianship of the campaign.

Addressing the delegation of the NRNA, President Paudel said that he was aware of the activities and campaigns of the NRNs and expressed his commitment to taking positive initiatives in addressing the issues raised by the association. The President said that the issue of NRNs’ citizenship was included in the Citizenship Bill and there was no problem with it and so that issue would be addressed soon.

President Paudel called upon the NRNs to join hands for the development of the country as a whole and said that he stood ready for cooperation. 

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