EU welcomes abolition of monarchy in Nepal

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Kathmandu, May 30 (UNI) The European Union (EU) today congratulated the people of Nepal on the declaration of Federal Republic in the Himalayan region, and said it is ready to support the Constituent Assembly (CA) to face the challenge of creating a new constitution 'that secures peace, democracy, respect for human rights and development.' ''The European Union Heads of Missions in Kathmandu welcome and congratulate the people of Nepal on the successful conduct of the first session of the Constituent Assembly and the declaration of a Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal,'' stated a press release issued by the French embassy, the local presidency of the EU.

The release further said the EU Heads of Mission in Kathmandu looks forward to the members of the CA working together to draft Nepal's new Constitution, adding that, ''The CA will face the challenge of creating a new constitution that secures peace, democracy, respect for human rights and development. The EU stands ready to support the CA in this work.'' The US and UN have already welcomed the Parliament's decision to end the monarchy in Nepal.

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