20 November 2013

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Congratulating People of Nepal on Conduct of Peaceful Election,


Secretary-General Renews Commitment to Country


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General congratulates the people of Nepal for the peaceful and successful conduct of the Constituent Assembly election.  The turnout shows their determination to take the peace process forward.  The new Constituent Assembly will have the historic responsibility to complete a new constitution, building upon the impressive gains in the peace process so far, and thereby promoting national dialogue and genuine reconciliation.  The United Nations remains committed to supporting Nepal in its transition towards a peaceful, democratic and prosperous future.

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