Peace Agreement in Nepal
PRESS BRIEFING STATEMENT MADE BY THE FRENCH MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS SPOKESPERSON, 22nd OF NOVEMBER 2006
France welcomes the peace accord signed November 21 between the parties in power and the Maoist movements, and the prospects now opening up for a peaceful and negotiated settlement of the conflict that has caused such bloodshed in Nepal for many years. We hope that the implementation of this peace accord leads to greater stability and development of the country, and ends the violence on a long-term basis while ushering in the rule of law and democratic pluralism. We will continue to follow the development of the situation in Nepal, with our European Union partners, in order to encourage the implementation of this peace accord.