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Nepal govt, Maoists reach agreement on arms mngt

Written by: Staff

Kathmandu, Aug 9: Nepal government and Maoists have agreed on the issue of arms management by the United Nations and said both sides are committed to the peace deals.

The agreement was reached after the meeting between Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and Maoists leader Prachanda today.

The government and the Maoists said they have resolved differences over managing their weapons, paving the way for the inclusion of the rebels in an interim government.

''The Maoists and their arms would be confined to one set of camps while government troops would be stationed in their barracks,'' a joint statement issued by the government and the Maoists said.

The two sides also agreed to be sent to the United Nations.

Mr Koirala and Prachand signed the letter to be handed over to the UN representative here today.


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