Peace process concluding soon after 10 yrs, says Dahal

KATHMADNU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal said Nepal's 10-year-old peace process was about to conclude now.

"There is no more armed conflict in the nation as yesterday," he said, "But, we are yet to address sentiments and issues of all."

Addressing the International Peace Conference on Wednesday, the CPN Maoist Centre Chairman said Nepal's peace process was one of the few original and successful one models in the world.

"If some other developed countries had the peace process and the Comprehensive Peace Accord like in Nepal, it would have created a different level of buzz at an international level, drawing attention of the mass across the globe," said Dahal.

He was of the opinion that the cooperation between parliamentary forces and the armed Maoists was an extraordinary mission.

"I feel that the peace process and the agreement signed between the Government of Nepal and the then Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist might have gained less popularity at an international level because it was the matter of concern of a developing country like Nepal," a press statement issued by the PM's Secretariat stated.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home affairs Bimalendra Nidhi, CPN-UML Vice-Chairman Bhim Rawal , Tarai Madhes Democratic Party Chairman Mahantha Thakur and human rights activists had talked about the role of late Girija Prasad Koirala and Dahal in the peace process, during the function organised on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Comprehensive Peace Accord.