The Embassy of Japan expressed its "deep regret" in relation to the latest political development in which the Constituent Assembly, despite indefatigable efforts by the political leaders, failed to promulgate the new Constitution on time.
In a statement on Thursday, the Embassy said it shares the strong sense of disappointment that has "seized the hearts of the Nepalese people by this most unexpected unfolding of events."
While expressing its deep regret, the Embassy sincerely wished that all political parties, at this critical juncture, recall the age-long aspirations of the people of Nepal and, based on the spirit of compromise and conciliation, make fresh efforts to overcome the historic challenge of writing the Constitution, and thus, launch Nepal into a new era and further towards peace and democracy.
"The Government and people of Japan are ever ready to assist Nepal's efforts to this end, and are confident that the friendly and cooperative relations that so happily exist between the two countries will be further strengthened in the days ahead. In this connection, H.E. Mr. Koichiro Gemba, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, during his recent visit to Nepal in April, also expressed Japan's continued support to political reform in Nepal," added the statement. nepalnews.com