Envoys assure govt support to elections

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Feb 1, 2017-

Members of the diplomatic community on Tuesday told the government that they would extend all possible support to the government’s bid to hold the elections.

During a briefing on the current political situation held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the envoys communicated to Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat that the international community was ready to extend their cooperation for the polls.

After Mahat said that the election dates would be announced after addressing the demands of the agitating parties, they pledged support to the polls. Mahat claimed that the government was preparing to hold the elections.

The ambassadors told officials that Nepal should improve domestic environment for attracting foreign investment. Australian Ambassador Glenn White said Nepal has huge potential of resources which can be exploited for the country’s prosperity.

The minister told the envoys that the government would amend the constitution in a manner agreeable to all. Foreign Minister Mahat told the media after the briefing that the constitution would be amended for the sake of its implementation by addressing the concerns of the dissenting sides.

Ambassadors and acting ambassadors from China, India, the United States, England and Qatar among others were present in the briefing. Representatives from the Nepal office of the United Nations, the European Union and the Saarc Secretariat also attended the session.

The foreign diplomats had raised their concerns about the three layers of elections, reconstruction activities, human rights issues, transitional justice process and the low capital expenditure.

Published: 01-02-2017 07:58

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