Nepal | January 22, 2020

Constitution our internal affair; Nepal responds to Modi, Cameron

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Singha Durbar. THT Online file photo

Singha Durbar. THT Online file photo

KATHMANDU: Officially responding to the reference to Nepal in a joint statement of India and the United Kingdom, the government on Sunday said the Constitution making is an internal matter and it is capable of handling its internal affairs on its own.

“Nepal respects the international community’s support and goodwill for peace, stability and prosperity,” the statement of the Office of the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reads, “However, Nepal strongly views that the constitution making is an internal matter of the country and Nepal is capable of handling its internal affairs on its own.”

In a joint statement, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart David Cameron during the former’s London visit last week had “stressed the importance of a lasting and inclusive constitutional settlement in Nepal that will address the remaining areas of concern and promote political stability and economic growth”


“Nepal has been able to promulgate a new democratic and inclusive Constitution through an elected Constituent Assembly after a rigorous democratic exercise of about eight years,” the MoFA statement issued today explains, “The promulgation of the new Constitution marks the conclusion of the nationally-driven peace process initiated in 2006 and also institutionalises significant democratic gains and aspirations of the people including federal and republican system.”

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