Hugo Swire said:
It is good to see progress on the road to an enduring democracy in Nepal. I strongly welcome the creation of an interim election council. This is a positive step towards giving Nepal’s people their say on the country’s future. Free, fair, safe and credible elections are vital in giving a renewed mandate to Nepal’s political leaders to complete the peace process and create the foundations for lasting stability and prosperity.
I urge all political forces in Nepal to support the Interim Election Council and Election Commission in their challenging task between now and elections. As a longstanding friend of Nepal, the UK will support in any way we can.
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