Nepal parties agree on peace deal; US hails

The United States has welcomed the landmark agreement on Nepal Comprehensive Peace Accord.

Updated: Nov 02, 2011, 11:15 AM IST

Washington: The US has welcomed the landmark agreement on Nepal Comprehensive Peace Accord and commended all the political parties and stakeholders.

"We welcome today’s (Tuesday) landmark agreements by Nepalese political parties on implementing the Comprehensive Peace Accord, including the integration and rehabilitation of former Maoist combatants, the agreement to complete drafting the Constitution by the November 30 deadline, and agreements on other important outstanding issues," the State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.

The US encourages all those involved to implement these agreements and remains committed to supporting the ongoing peace process as appropriate, she said.

"We commend all parties for their statesmanship and leadership in forging this consensus, which we believe is a crucial step toward ensuring a democratic, stable, and prosperous future for Nepal," Nuland said in a statement.

Nepal`s major political parties have agreed on a historical deal to conclude a five-year peace process through consensus and signed the historic agreement.