The Nepal government has formally asked the United Nations to extend the term of its mission in Nepal by another six months, Kantipur daily reported.
Nepal's permanent envoy to the UN Madhu Raman Acharya tabled the Nepal government's letter seeking extension of UNMIN's term at the UN Security Council, two weeks before the term of the mission in Nepal ends on July 23.
In a letter to the UNSC, the Nepal government expressed commitment to take the peace process to a logical conclusion within next six months. The letter addressed to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also says the extension would be taken as the final chance for the country to complete the peace process.
This is the fourth time the term of UNMIN is going to be extended after its office was established in January 2007.
The UNSC is expected to discuss Nepal's peace process on July 20, the daily has said quoting Nepali envoy Acharya. nepalnews.com