HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: The European Union has expressed concern with the Nepali Congress about constitution-making, the possibility of fresh elections for the Constituent Assembly and local bodies and progress in the peace process.
Maria Castillo Fernandez, Head of the Office of the European Union to Nepal, India and Bhutan, discussed these issues with Nepali Congress Vice-president Ram Chandra Paudel at the latter’s residence today.
At the meeting, Paudel made it clear that the peace process is about to conclude, adding that political parties are discussing ways to adopt a permanent constitution. According to a statement issued by an aide of Paudel, the NC leader clarified that Nepal’s parties are capable of arriving at consensus.
On her part, Fernandez expressed satisfaction over the progress in the peace process and wished for similar progress in constitution-drafting.
Maria, who arrived in Kathmandu on a weeklong visit on Saturday, is also scheduled to call on leaders of other parties and some top bureaucrats, a source said.