Danish team here to witness peace bid

Kathmandu, November 27:

A Danish parliamentary delegation led by Steen Gade, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Danish parliament arrived today on a 5-day visit.

“We have come here to see the development of democracy in Nepal. We will be listening to all the people including political leaders and civil society representatives,” said Gade upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

Gade also said that Denmark would support the process of forming a new government with all the parties including Maoists as per the agreement reached. “Yes (we will also support the ministries led by the Maoists) if the government implements the agreement made,” said the delegation head responding if Denmark would support the Maoists led ministries and government institutions.

Gade’s Committee is responsible for deciding the overall policy in the development of Nepal. He represents the Socialist Party of Denmark. The other members of the delegation are Kirsten Brosbol, a social democrat and Eyvind Vesselbo from the government’s party, the liberal democrat.

The delegation is scheduled to meet the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Subas Nembang, and other leaders of Nepali Congress, Nepali Congress-Democratic and CPN-UML. The delegation would visit Nepalgunj tomorrow to observe the Danish funded programmes in districts.

Danish ambassador to Nepal, Finn Thilsted, said meetings with the Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and Maoist leaders have not been decided.