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Nepal to host int'l climate change meeting in Oct.

07-15-2010 08:43 BJT

KATHMANDU, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Nepali government has sent invitation to 51 mountainous countries for a meeting on climate change scheduled for October 4-5 in capital Kathmandu.

According to Wednesday's The Himalayan Times daily report, the cabinet on June 23 decided to host a ministerial-level meeting in Nepal. Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal had announced the meeting at the Copenhagen summit on climate change held in December 2009.

Countries having mountains over 4,000 meters high are included in this group.

According to a source at the Ministry of Environment, there were a few rounds of talks with donor agencies working on climate change issues and they have shown interest in supporting the initiative.

International Center for Integrated Mountain Development is technically assisting the ministry.

This is the largest meeting ever in history taking place on the government's initiative.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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