|UNMIN chief Karin Landgren|
During the meeting with the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) chief Karin Landgren at his official residence in Baluwatar Tuesday morning, PM Nepal said the government is making necessary preparations to see to it that the peace process concludes amicably and that the time period needed for it doesn't exceed six months, according to his foreign affairs advisor Rajan Bhattarai.
Landgren expressed her concern about the latest political situation in the country, but at the same time hoped that the consensus the political parties reached on Monday may steer the country towards the right path.
In response PM Nepal is learnt to have assured Landgren that the political parties have forged a new understanding by doing away with the past bitterness.
The integration and rehablilitation of Maoist combatants also featured in the nearly one-hour talks, according to reports.
The discussion with PM Nepal is one of series of high-level meetings Landgren has made prior to leaving this week for New York to help UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon prepare his quarterly report on Nepal, which will be submitted to the Secruity Council
On Tuesday, Landgren had also met Nepali Congress President Girija Prasad Koirala and Unified CPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
The meeting with Koirala proved significant because the NC President promised that he will see to it that UNMIN get its term extended by another six months. nepalnews.com