Asia Pacific Summit kicks off

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Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli delivers a speech as heads of states and governments from six countries look on during the Asia Pacific Summit-2018, at Hyatt Regency, in Kathmandu, on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Photo: Skanda Gautam/THT

KATHMANDU: The ‘Asia Pacific Summit-2018’ has officially kicked off in the capital city this morning.

Heads of states and governments from six countries along with distinguished guests from other countries are participating in the two-day conference being held at Hyatt Regency in Bouddha, Kathmandu.

‘Addressing Critical Challenges of Our Time: Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values’ is the theme of the summit that will see debates and discussions on various contemporary issues concerning the world. The summit will conclude with a Kathmandu Declaration.

Addressing the inaugural session, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that the 21st century should mark a common initiative for favourable justice, peace, equality, development and prosperity.

Along with the Prime Minister, heads of states and governments of various countries are scheduled to address the inaugural session.

Separate sessions will then follow on climate change, peace initiatives, good governance and role of MPs, role of  civil society, role of media, world peace process and peace projects, according to the organisers.

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