UN Gen Secy welcomes formation of Regmi-led government

KATHMANDU: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the formation of an election government under the leadership Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi tasked with overseeing what would be the second national polls since the end of the country’s civil war in 2006.

Issuing a statement, Ban’s spokesperson said, “The secretary-general welcomes the appointment of an Interim Electoral Council which has ended the protracted stalemate in Nepal.”

“He urges all actors to create a conducive environment for the next elections and to maintain the momentum to implement the outstanding commitments of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement,” the statement added.

Ban noted that UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman will visit Nepal from March 19 to 21.

Earlier, the USA, China, the UK and India have also welcomed formation of the new government in Nepal by issuing separate statement  hoping that it would bring about a new political course in Nepal.