The newly appointed Ambassador and Head of the European Union Delegation to Nepal, Ms. Rensje Teerink, presented her credentials to President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav at a special function organised at the Presidential office on 3 October, 2013.
Ambassador Teerink is the second fully accredited and resident Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union to Nepal.
"I have been appointed as the EU Ambassador to Nepal at an important moment in Nepal's political history, when the country is set to elect the second Constituent Assembly and complete the constitution drafting process," Ambassador Teerink said.
She reaffirmed the European Union's commitment to assist Nepal in accomplishing its immediate goal of holding fair and impartial elections on 19 November and stressed that all political parties should abide by the law whether they participate in the process or not. The EU has deployed an Election Observation Mission which will travel to different parts of Nepal to observe the elections and will present its final report once the election is completed.
Ambassador Teerink stressed the need for Nepal to have a democratic and inclusive constitution at the earliest and to adopt policies to promote the economic development of all sections of the Nepalese society."We are very hopeful that there will be a significant increase in the EU's development assistance to Nepal for the coming years," Ambassador Teerink added.