KATHMANDU, May 26: Envoys of ten countries and the European Union Delegation have jointly urged political parties to reach consensus on concluding the peace process and drafting the new constitution in the remaining tenure of the Constituent Assembly.
“In the remaining hours before the mandate of the Constituent Assembly expires, we urge flexibility by all parties in order to find solutions to the issues which divide them,” the envoys said in a statement issued by the British Embassy on behalf of them.
The call of the envoys of Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Japan, United States and the European Union Delegation to the parties came on Thursday at a time when the major parties are struggling to arrive at consensus on concluding the peace process and drafting a new constitution.
Earlier on Thursday morning, European envoys met Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal to discuss current political situation and encouraged him to arrive at consensus. They told Dahal that they want to see some progress in the management of Maoist weapons.
“They told Dahal there should be some progress in the management of weapons. They also pressed Dahal for deeds, not words, to conclude the peace process and constitution drafting,” a source known to the details of the meeting of envoys with Dahal told Republica.