UN urges Nepal to reach political compromise

Nepal has been without a govt for months amid a deepening economic crisis.

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2010, 12:21 PM IST

New York: The UN Security Council on Wednesday called on the caretaker government in Nepal and all parties to "redouble their efforts" to reach a compromise after months of political deadlock.

"The members of the Security Council call on the caretaker government and all political parties to redouble their efforts and continue to work together in the spirit of compromise to fulfil their commitments," it said.

"The members of the Security Council reaffirm its support to the Nepal peace process," the statement from council chairman Ruhakana Rugunda added.

Nepal, one of the world`s poorest countries, has been without a government for months amid a deepening economic crisis.

The country`s Constituent Assembly has failed 12 times to choose a prime minister since Madhav Kumar Nepal resigned on June 30 under intense pressure from the Maoists, former insurgents who now form the political opposition.

PTI