EU envoys call on Maoist chair Dahal, express sadness over CA’s demise
Ambassadors and heads of missions of the European countries in Kathmandu called on Unified CPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal at his residence in Lazimpat on Thursday and discussed the latest political situation of the country.
During the meeting, EU envoys expressed sadness over the unceremonious demise of the Constituent Assembly without delivering on its mandate of promulgating the constitution. They expressed concern over the current political deadlock prevailing in the country as a result and the rift among the political parties.
As a remedy, the EU envoys urged the Maoist chairman to create an enabling atmosphere to forge consensus among the parties and bail the country out of its political crisis.
In reply, Dahal said that the CA was dissolved due to the inability of the political parties to forge understanding on the new constitution which guaranteed identity-based federalism and expressed regret over the fact that he could not save the CA from being dissolved and deliver on the promise of a new constitution despite doing his best efforts.
Dahal further said that the political parties are left with no alternative other than forging consensus on vital issues concerning country’s politics and suggested the formation of a high-level political mechanism to sort out the differences among the political parties.
On the occasion, the EU envoys said they want peace, progress and development in Nepal and expressed commitment to continue to extend their help and assistance to Nepal to help it achieve the same.
EU representative to Nepal, Alexander Spachis, British ambassador John Tucknott and German ambassador Gräfin von Roedern were among those present in the meeting. nepalnews.com