Announcement

UK welcomes agreement on outstanding issues of Nepal's Comprehensive Peace Accord

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A Foreign Office spokesperson said that progress on the integration and rehabilitation of the former Maoist combatants, and on a democratic and inclusive new constitution is now within Nepal's grasp.

“The UK welcomes today’s news that Nepal’s political leaders have reached an important agreement on the outstanding issues of the 2006 Comprehensive Peace Accord. We congratulate them on this achievement.

Progress on the integration and rehabilitation of the former Maoist combatants, and on a democratic and inclusive new constitution, is now within Nepal’s grasp. We also welcome the intention to establish the long awaited Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Commission on Disappearances, and urge that these comply with Nepal’s international human rights obligations.

We encourage the parties to continue demonstrating the statesmanship, courage and flexibility that has allowed this progress as they implement the agreement in the coming days and weeks. The UK stands ready to assist the Government of Nepal in consolidating peace, democracy and ensuring a brighter future for all in Nepal.”