The United States has congratulated the people of Nepal on reaching agreement for the formation of a new interim council, which will carry the responsibility of overseeing national elections. “This has been a complex and challenging process, and we commend the parties for their willingness to make the compromises necessary to achieve this important political milestone,” states a press release issued by the embassy.
“The formation of the Interim Council of Ministers for Elections lays a foundation for vital further action, including completing and adopting Nepal’s new constitution and holding free, fair, and inclusive national elections in June that reflect the will of the Nepali people. As in the past, the United States stands ready to assist Nepal as these national elections approach. As Nepal’s political leaders continue to work on political and governance issues, the United States welcomes further progress by the parties that will continue to safeguard the rights of all citizens and reaffirm the national commitment to building a democratic, representative, and prosperous Nepal,” the statement reads.
Meanwhile, India, UK and China have also welcomed the formation of Interim Election Government led by Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also on Friday welcomed the appointment of an interim electoral council in Nepal.