Kathmandu, December 20:
Secretary General of the Socialist International, Luis Ayala, today expressed the hope that the Nepali Congress (NC) and NC (Democratic) would unite soon.
Responding to a query at a press conference here, he said, â€œI expect that NC and NC-D will unite.â€
He met NC president and Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and NC-D president Sher Bahadur Deuba during his visit to Kathmandu in the last two days. He said, â€œI have found that both (NC and NC-D) respect each other. I think they are coming closer. There is a need to build a stronger political party.â€
He was here at the invitation of NC to express solidarity with Nepalâ€™s democracy and ongoing peace process.
The purpose of his visit was also to consult the Nepali politicians regarding the upcoming conference of the Asia-Pacific Region of the Socialist International.
The conference titled â€œPeace Accord of Nepal and Role of International Communityâ€ is scheduled for February 10 and 11.
Ayala said, â€œAll the political actors have to respect the expectation of the Nepali people.â€