Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai held a meeting with US ambassador to Nepal Scott H. DeLisi during a farewell courtesy call at his office in Singha Durbar on Wednesday morning.
During the meeting, the US ambassador expressed his concern over the obstructed peace and constitution writing processes in Nepal.
He hoped that PM Bhattarai will win the confidence of all political parties and stakeholders of the peace process and ensure peace and constitution.
DeLisi, who is leaving Nepal before completing his three-year tenure as Washington's representative in Kathmandu, expressed US government's commitment to continue to assist Nepal in areas related to peace and development.
In response, PM Bhattarai assured that under his leadership the peace and constitution writing processes will soon gain pace.
He said that he has been constantly trying to end the political stalemate in the country by forging consensus of all the parties on major issues and informed the US ambassador that the process of discharging 7,365 Maoist combatants who opted for voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) during the recent regrouping process is set to begin from Friday.
According to PM Bhattarai, after discharging the Maoist fighters the peace process will reach an "irreversible point"
US President Barack Obama recently recalled ambassador DeLisi and appointed him as the US ambassador to East African nation of Uganda. However, the White House is yet to name the new ambassador for Nepal.
On Tuesday, DeLisi had met Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal at the latter's Lazimpat residence and discussed latest political developments in Nepal. nepalnews.com