US envoy meets PrachandaMay 2nd, 2008 - 7:41 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, May 2 (ANI): U.S. Ambassador Nancy Powell met with Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda) on Thursday.
Both reportedly discussed the outcome of the April 10 elections, CPN-M plans for the Constituent Assembly, and the future of US-Nepal relations. The meeting occurred in advance of Powell’s return to the United States for consultations on US-Nepal relations. She is leaving Nepal on Friday.
“Powell provided an overview of current US government assistance to Nepal designed to help create a more prosperous, democratic, and stable Nepal. She sought assurances that the new government would respect current donor agreements and ensure the safety of those implementing them,” a press release issued by the U.S. Embassy here said on Friday.
Powell’s meeting with Prachanda came amid Maoists’ statements that they will lead the next government. The Maoists had emerged as the single largest party through the April 10 Constituent Assembly election. (ANI)
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