‘Germany will work as interlocutor to Nepal’s peace process’

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Oct 25, 2017-

German Ambassador to Nepal Roland Schaefer has expressed his interest to work as an “interlocutor” of Nepal’s peace process. 

Schaefer, who presented his credentials to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Monday, also commended the achievements in Nepal’s ongoing peace process during an interaction with a select group of journalists in the Capital on Tuesday. 

Sharing examples of various South American countries, including Colombia and Argentina, Schaefer said: “Nepal needs to move to complete the peace process and we want to play a respectful and privileged interlocutor.”

“Election of above 40 percent women in the local bodies is outstanding,” said Schaefer, who earlier served as his country’s ambassador to the European Union. 

“It is a great transfor-mation and amazing journey towards consolidating democracy and federalism.”

“Germany used to be known as the country that produced world class cars like Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen and Audi among others. 

Now we want to advance ourselves as “political mechanic” as the EU leader,” he added.  Describing the successful peace process of Nepal as an example to the rest of the world, Schaefer said the international community should be informed about this. 

“We will tell this successful narrative to the outer world,” he added. “Conflict-ridden countries of the world can learn a great deal from Nepal to move ahead on the path to peace.”

Expressing Germany’s cooperation for completing the remaining tasks of the peace process, he also said that ongoing German assistance in Nepal will continue in various fields. (PR)

Published: 25-10-2017 07:26

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