Former US president Jimmy Carter in Nepal to assess peace process

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Kathmandu, Nov 21 (UNI) Former US President Jimmy Carter arrived in Nepal this afternoon to assess the peace process in the country.

Mr Carter, in a meeting at Tribhuvan International airport, voiced concern over the ongoing crisis in Nepal's political arena and urged the parties to hold the Constituent Assembly elections, Kantipur reported.

During his four-day visit, he is scheduled to hold discussions with political leaders, different government officials, representatives of the Election Commission, civil society organisations and marginalised groups.

The former US President has been consulted on the latest political development in Nepal.

The Carter Centre was formally invited by the government to observe the CA election process.

Mr Carter had earlier paid a four-day visit in June. He had then said the security situation in the country was ''unacceptable'' but had lauded the efforts made towards holding elections.

UNI

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