New York

09 February 2016

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the death of former Prime Minister of Nepal Sushil Koirala

The Secretary-General is saddened by the passing of former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress leader Sushil Koirala, a widely respected political leader who guided Nepal through its complex transition and constitutional process. Mr. Koirala worked tirelessly to unify people and bring parties together in a spirit of compromise; he greatly contributed towards Nepal's democratization and peace process.

The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the Koirala family and the people of Nepal.