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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

UN special envoy coming to Nepal

[b]UN special envoy coming to Nepal [/b]

By Bikash Sangraula in Kathmandu

[b] Kathmandu, 06 November, ( [/b]In another visit from a high level foreign dignitary to the war-torn Himalayan kingdom of Nepal, Tamart Samuel, UN Senior Political Affairs Officer at the Department of Political Affairs, will be arriving in Kathmandu on November 12 to take stock of the situation here and to push for peace.

Samuel will be in Nepal for five days during which he will hold meetings with parties to Nepal's most recent crisis triggered by the royal takeover of February 1.

Samuel is visiting Nepal at a time when the potential of a new polarization of political powers in the country is growing, with parties and Maoists getting increasingly closer.

King Gyanendra's bloodless coup in February 1 this year prompted various international figures to arrive in the country. Among them are Special Advisor to UN Secretary General, Lakhdar Brahimi, IFJ President Christopher Warren, and CPJ Executive Director Ann Cooper. The EU Troika has visited Nepal twice since the takeover.

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