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UK hopes for inclusive resolution for Nepal

Minister for Asia, Hugo Swire, awaits Nepal’s new constitution and urges calm from all sides.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Hugo Swire said:

The United Kingdom recognises the progress made by Nepal over the last few months towards the adoption of a new constitution. We are closely following the final stages of this process.

We hope that the new constitution will be inclusive, broadly supported and meet international standards on equality and respect for human rights, and lay the foundations of stability and prosperity as Nepal continues to rebuild following the devastating earthquake on 25 April.

We urge all citizens to engage through discourse and peaceful, non-violent means, and for all sides to exercise restraint.

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Published 16 September 2015