Kathmandu Post, KATHMANDU, APR 12 – India and the United States on Thursday lauded the recent developments in the peace process, expressing hope that the constitution writing process would now be taken to its logical end within the agreed time-frame.
In a statement, the Indian Embassy congratulated the Nepali leadership on the “wisdom, and the spirit of consensus” displayed in pushing the political process forward. “We welcome the agreement reached on April 10 in the Army Integration Special Committee on taking forward the process of integration and rehabilitation of former Maoist combatants in consonance with past agreements,” read the statement.
The US Embassy in Kathmandu hailed the handover of the Maoist cantonments and weapons as “a milestone” in the peace process. “We applaud the national political leadership for their determination and statesmanship at this crucial juncture,” read a statement issued by the US Embassy. (more…)