Senior UN official lauds political transformation in Nepal over two decades

Source: Xinhua| 2018-04-17 20:03:24|Editor: Shi Yinglun
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KATHMANDU, April 17 (Xinhua) -- A senior UN official on Tuesday praised the government and people of Nepal for the political transformation in the country over the last two decades.

United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenca expressed happiness over the success of Nepal's peace process during several meetings with the government officials including Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali in his recent visit to the country, the United Nations Resident Coordinator's Office in Kathmandu said in a statement on Tuesday.

"In his meetings, Mr. Jenca commended the government and the Nepali people on the success of the home grown peace process as laid out in the 2006 Comprehensive Peace Agreement, and the political transformation Nepal has undergone over the last two decades," the statement said.

The UN official congratulated the government of Neal for holding the landmark provincial assemblies and federal parliament elections in November and December last year in line with Nepal's new Constitution.

"He called Nepal's home grown peace process supported by international community an example in making the aims of sustaining peace a reality, and reaffirmed the United Nations commitment to continuing building peace through working with all stakeholders in realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)," read the statement.

During his meetings, Jenca underlined the importance of Nepal's membership in the UN Human Rights Council and welcomed the Nepali government's expressed commitment to amending the Transitional Justice legislation to bring it in line with the Supreme Court judgment of 2015 and international standards.

Wrapping up his two-day visit to Nepal, the senior UN official returned to New York on Tuesday.