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European Union Ambassadors request UML Chairperson to find consensus for polls

KATHMANDU: As the political parties are lingering to form the election government led by Chief Justice to resolve current political deadlock of the country, Ambassadors of European Union have expedited their efforts to bring the political parties closer to the consensus.

In a similar bid, a delegation of EU ambassadors (Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, UK and EU delegation) to Nepal and the ambassadors of Switzerland and Norway called on CPN-UML Chairman Jhala Nath Khanal at UML party office in Balkhu on Wednesday.

Former Prime Minister Khanal while welcoming the delegation appreciated their continued support to the development and peace process of Nepal. Issuing a press statement the party informed that UML chief informed the delegates that the current situation of the country is still full of challenges, but leaders are working seriously to carve out an agreement.

The delegation members expressed their concern at the present impasse in the country which is affecting the economic development process. They also requested UML leader Jhalanath Khanal to play an independent role in mediating among the major parties. The EU delegation hoped that the local election will also be held soon which will be a major step towards meeting donors’ expectations and people’s demands for more accountable, transparent, and effective delivery of services at the local level, the statement reads.

Khanal also expressed his confidence that once an agreement is reached between four major parties, other political forces will also join in the constructive process of political reconciliation. He thanked the delegation for their constructive and friendly suggestions. He said he would like to see the continued and enhanced cooperation of the EU countries plus Switzerland and Norway in the development efforts of the country.

Published Date: Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 | 09:27 AM

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