Former US President Jimmy Carter to arrive in Nepal on April 7

April 2nd, 2008 - 6:16 pm ICT by admin  

Kathmandu, Apr 2 (ANI): Former US President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to arrive in Nepal on April 7 to observe the April 10 polls for Constituent Assembly.
According to a Carter Center press statement, Carter will lead a team of more than 60 international observers representing more than 20 countries. His wife Rosalynn will accompany him.
“Dr. Surakiart Sathirathai, former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, will co-lead the delegation with the Carters,” quoted the press release as saying.
“The observers plan to meet the Election Commission, political party leaders, representatives of domestic and international election observation delegations. They will monitor the polls on election day, the counting process, and handling of challenges,” the statement added.
The Center also expressed serious concern over recent violent activities. However, it welcomed the commitment of the Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, and CPN-Maoist to a peaceful electoral process. (ANI)

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