KATHMANDU: Chief of the United Mission to Nepal, Karin Landgren, has supported Thursday's report presented by the UN general secretary Ban Ki-moon on Nepal's peace process.
At a meeting of the UN Security Council yesterday, Landgren reiterated that the fragility of the peace process still remained intact.
Ban had said a consensus through mutual dialogue was becoming more difficult in Nepal because of the rigid and dangerous stances of the Maoists and the government. He had also said that various political developments in Nepal had obstructed the peace process.
"The fragility of the peace process and the concerns that it could derail, as I reported on November 6, remain real," Landgren said in her report.
She, however, expressed hope that the peace process could come to a logical end as the principle parties and leaders had demonstrated a renewed urgency in focusing on core peace-related matters in later days despite delay in scheduled tasks.
Landgren welcomed the formation of the High-Level Political Mechanism (HLPM) and said, "We encourage the parties to come to rapid agreement on the details of the modalities of integration into the security forces, and on rehabilitation...".
This is a critical element in the peace process, not only from the perspective of completing UNMIN's arms monitoring work, but more importantly for the future stability of Nepal, she said in the report.
She also stated that the Maoists restarting the act of grabbing private and public plots of land like during the conflict days and criminal activities of armed groups in the Tarai districts were threatening the peace process.
Yesterday, Nepali Congress president Girija Prasad Koirala had rejeceted Ban's "discouraging" report. He said that Nepal's politics had moved towards a positive direction with the formation of the HLPM.