British govt ‘working on Gurkhas’ issues’

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - British Minister of State for Armed Forces Mark Lancaster said a joint technical team of British government and ex-Gurkhas is working on to resolve various aspects of perks, pension and remuneration of serving Nepalis and ex-army men in the British Army.

A joint technical panel of British Government and ex-Gurkhas is working on resolving various issues of Gurkhas serving in the British Army, British Minister of State for Armed Forces Mark Lancaster told CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli on Tuesday.While updating Oli on the progress made by the panel, the visiting British minister said a joint technical team of British government and ex-Gurkhas is working on to resolve various aspects of perks, pension and remuneration of serving Nepalis and ex-army men in the British Army. He also congratulated Oli for left alliance’s victory at the recently held elections and his imminent elevation to the post of Nepal’s prime minister.

According to the Oli’s private secretariat, the British minister said the recent elections in Nepal have shown Nepal is heading towards forming a stable government where the UK is interested in making more investments in Nepal. “The UK believes investment-friendly environment will happen soon in Nepal following stable political conditions,” the statement issued by Oli’s secretariat reads.  

Oli said that British assistance to Nepal will continue while expressing concern over inequalities prevailing for Nepalis serving in the British Army.  Oli urged the visiting minister to ensure Nepalis do not suffer inequalities in the future.

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