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Nepal govt, maoists Jointly sends letter to UN

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Kathmandu, Aug 9 (UNI) Nepal government and Maoists today submitted a joint letter to the United Nations requesting to assist in the peace process in the Himalayan Kingdom.

The five point letter was submitted jointly by the coordinators of both the government and Maoists teams, to the head of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Nepal, Abraham Abraham, here.

In the letter, the two sides expressed their agreement to seek UN assistance in the management of arms and armed personnel, deployment of qualified civilian personnel to monitor and verify the confinement of Maoists combatants in designated camps and the army troops within cantonment areas.

Similarly, the two sides have agreed on the process of UN observers during the Constituent Assembly elections in consultation with the parties.

They have also have agreed to work out the modalities for all arrangements, including of arms and ammunitions, among themselves and the UN.

The government and the Maoists have requested the UN to continue human rights monitoring through OHCHR-Nepal and assist in the monitoring of the 25-point Ceasefire code of conduct.

The UN had asked both the Maoists and government to sort out the differences on the issue of arms management. Prime Minister G P Koirala and Maoists supremo Prachanda had discussed and have agreed on the issue of arms managemenet by the United Nations and said both sides are commited to the peace process.

UNi XC SI RN2018

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