HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nepal, Robert Piper has said that political parties in Nepal are determined to promulgate the constitution on time.
After holding a meeting with Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal today, Piper tweeted that the Constituent Assembly’s failure to meet the May 27 deadline, will only invite a disaster.
‘Met with Chairman Prachanda this morning. Political parties are determined to meet May 27 deadline - alternative a disaster,’ Piper tweeted.
Piper had called on Dahal along with the visiting Asia-Pacific Division Chief at UN Department of Political Affairs, Samuel Tamrat. During the meeting, Tamrat told Dahal that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the signing of five-point deal between the parties on Thursday to pave the way for a national unity government.
Dahal’s personal secretariat said Tamrat, in the course of meeting, also clarified that Ban had not cancelled his Nepal visit but rather postponed it. He hoped that the Secretary General could come to Nepal immediately after the new constitution was promulgated.
Yesterday, Tamrat had called on Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai and discussed latest political developments. Tamrat is now in Kathmandu to take stock of the latest developments in the peace and statute drafting processes.