UK congratulates Nepalis for peaceful polls

Kathmandu, April 13:

The United Kingdom congratulated the people of Nepal on holding the Constituent Assembly Election peacefully.

All the political parties in Nepal should work together to tackle the critical political and socio-economic issues facing the country, the UK urged.

A press statement issued by the British Embassy here quoted British Foreign Secretary David Miliband as saying: “During the period in which the votes are being counted, and the results being announced and even after the formation of the Constituent Assembly, it is important that all the political parties respect the will of the people and use agreed mechanisms to resolve any dispute.”

The statement further read: “While I was saddened by the instances of violence and misconduct that occurred, the Election Commission’s reports of huge turnout of voters are encouraging, as are the positive assessments of the conduct of the polls made by the European Union and other observer missions.”

“I look forward to the formation of the Constituent Assembly and the government. The UK stands ready to assist in building the new Nepal,” read the statement issued by the British Embassy .