KATHMANDU: U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, Scott H. DeLisi has assured UCPN-Maoist that the U.S. government has initiated the process to delist Nepali Maoists from the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorist, Rastriya Samachar Samiti reported to us.
According to State Department reports, Maoist party in Nepal is not included on the Foreign Terrorist Organization list, but remains a designated Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order 13224 and is included on the Terrorism Exclusion List.
In his meeting with UCPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal at the latter’s villa in Lazimpat, DeLisi not only appreciated the role played by the UCPN Maoist in the constitution-making process but also pledged of U.S. government's constant support to Nepal, according to Dahal's press coordinator Santosh Paudel.
Lauding the role played by the former insurgents in the peace process, DeLisi said international community is confident of the party for playing crucial role in constitution writing as well.