When will integration start: Dr Ayres to Minister
KATHMANDU, March 26: Visiting US Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Dr Alyssa Ayres inquired about the latest development made in concluding peace process with Minister for Peace and Reconstruction Minister Satya Pahadi on Monday.
In the meeting held at Singha Durbar, Dr Ayres, who is on a five-day Nepal visit expressed her concern over the peace and statute drafting process, the long overdue tasks in the transitional politics of Nepal.
On the occasion, Ayres inquired about the progress in the peace process, and the position of former Maoist combatants who opted for voluntary retirement.
She also asked about the issue of granting blanket amnesty.
Responding to Ayres’s queries on the drafting of a new constitution, Minister Pahadi said that the new statute would be promulgated by the May 28. Pahadi also clarified that the criminals won’t be granted the amnesty.
During the meeting, Dr Ayres opined that the American aid to Nepal’s peace process will continue in the future days also.