Local declaration of the Heads of mission of the European Union member states (6 July 2004)
Heads of Mission of the European Union based in Kathmandu welcome the formation of a new interim Government. They consider the establishment of a Government with participation of a spectrum of political parties to be a positive step out of the untenable political impasse and towards resolving the constitutional crisis.
EU Heads of Mission urge the Government - and all other democratic forces in Nepal - to explore every possibility to ensure early negotiations with the Maoists with a view to their integration into the political process leading to the conditions for free and fair elections. In this regard, the EU Heads of Mission call for an immediate ceasefire to end the human suffering and destruction and to create an environment, which would allow negotiations without preconditions