HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: The international community has expressed disappointment over the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly without promulgating a constitution.
Japan, the European Union, Norway and Switzerland have urged political parties to build consensus on the way ahead, preserve the achievements of the past four years and find a solution to the legal problems at hand.
Issuing a statement today, the EU said, “We express our disappointment over the failure of the political parties to agree on a new constitution, which resulted in the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly on May 27. We are concerned by the possibility of prolonged political uncertainty and the effect this could have on Nepal’s socioeconomic development.”
The EU has reaffirmed its continuing support to political parties’ efforts to find ways and build trust required to conclude the peace agreement, thereby delivering a democratic and inclusive constitution. The Embassy of Denmark, representing the EU, issued the statement which was subscribed by Kathmandu-based missions of the Delegation of the European Union, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the UK, Norway, and Switzerland.
The Embassy of Japan also expressed deep regret in relation to the latest political development in which the Constituent Assembly, despite indefatigable efforts by the political leaders, failed to promulgate the constitution.
“While expressing its deep regret, the embassy sincerely wishes that all political parties, at this critical juncture, recall the age-long aspirations of the people of Nepal and, based on the spirit of compromise and conciliation, make fresh efforts to overcome the historic challenge of writing the constitution, and thus, launch Nepal into a new era and further towards peace and democracy,” said the embassy.
Earlier, the United Nations, United States and the United Kingdom expressed similar views over the dissolution of the CA. They had expressed hope that Nepali stakeholders will find a way to bring the peace, stability and prosperity by showing optimum flexibility.