US for peaceful elections in Nepal

KATHMANDU: The US Embassy in Kathmandu on Monday urged all sides to maintain and uphold a peaceful and democratic election process for both rounds of upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections.

Issuing a press statement today, the Diplomatic Mission said it is concerned about the recent attacks on political candidates and condemns any attempt to impede the electoral process through use of violence.

"We urge everyone to respect the freedoms of peaceful expression and assembly, and individual voters' rights as laid out in Nepal's laws and constitution" it said in the statement.

The United States remains committed to working with all stakeholders for a peaceful, inclusive, and credible election process.