Kathmandu, January 12:

The UN Security Council has supported the proposal presented by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to support Nepal’s peace process including elections to the constituent assembly and arms management and establishing a UN mission.

The Council has been working on the draft preparation of the proposed assistance and the draft could be approved next week, said Joint Secretary at the Foreign Ministry, Dr Dinesh Bhattarai.

The UN Security Council has also stated that the comprehensive peace agreement reached between the Maoists and the Seven-Party Alliance and the commitment to move ahead by accepting the issues mentioned in it was positive agreement, Dr Bhattarai said. In the meeting of the Council yesterday, the Secretary General’s Personal Representative, Ian Martin, had shed light on the latest political situation and the status of the ongoing peace process in Nepal.

Martin also apprised the Council of the enforcement of the arms management agreement and the preparations for the constituent assembly elections, it is stated.

Secretary General Moon had presented before the Security Council the proposal along with a report prepared by the UN technical assessment team.