Foreign envoys express concern over prolonging transition in Nepal
Chiefs of diplomatic missions in Nepal have expressed concern over non-institutionalization of political achievements and prolonging transition in Nepal.
According to RSS, taking part in an interaction programme organised by the Association of Political Science Students in the Capital Wednesday, they stressed the need of forging national consensus and thereby seeking a solution to the constitutional complexities in the country.
On the occasion, they also shared constitutional history and efforts made in strengthening democracy in their respective countries.
Wishing for peace, sustainable democracy, political stability and economic prosperity in Nepal, they pledged support from the respective capacities to that end.
Ambassador of the European Commission Delegation to Nepal, Dr Alexander Spachis said free election, guarantee of human rights, equal rights to all caste and communities, social service and political stability would strengthen democracy.
Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Jayant Prasad, said the task of institutionalizing democracy is a great challenge for Nepal. He called for seeking a consensus on federalism, secularism, equal rights to all castes and communities and restructuring of the state.
Similarly, British Ambassador to Nepal, John Tucknott said the role of the parliament is very significant in balancing power in democracy.
Likewise, Norwegian Ambassador to Nepal Alf Arne Ramslien said understanding, mutual respect and help, unity, equal rights and political culture are the main mantra of democracy. He opined that the political parties should act as per the spirit of the constitution.
Association Chairman Rajendra Prasain, representative from the German Embassy Henning Hansen and Prof. Birendra Mishra underlined the need of political stability to institutionalize democracy. nepalnews.com