Kathmandu, November 22:

The Kathmandu district working committee and the Kathmandu Valley Committee of the Nepal Sadbhawana Party (Anandidevi) have welcomed the peace treaty signed by the government and the Maoists.

They said they are hopeful that government would guarantee the rights of all Madhesis, Janajatis, women and other backward sections of the society in the elections to a constituent assembly.

The Carter Centre Nepal today welcomed the peace accord signed to end the decade-long conflict. Duman Thapa, national adviser to the centre, said in a statement: “Jimmy Carter, former president of the United States, has been following the recent developments in Nepal with interest. All parties have committed to creating an electoral environment free from fear, violence or fraud which will be critical to ensuring a successful election.”

The statement said the centre has received letters of invitation from the government of Nepal, the Maoists and other political parties to observe the constituent assembly elections in Nepal.

The centre was founded by former US president Jimmy Carter. It is working to improve human rights and the humanitarian field in 65 countries.