The Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson today (22 November) issued the following statement in Berlin on the elections to a Constituent Assembly held in Nepal on 19 November:
We welcome the elections which have successfully taken place in Nepal for a new Constituent Assembly which will also take on the role of a parliament.
We congratulate the interim government, which has succeeded in ensuring a free and credible election. This is an important step towards stability and economic development.
The particularly high turnout testifies to the Nepalese people’s firm commitment to democracy and the rule of law.
We urge the elected representatives to cooperate constructively to draw up a constitution which meets the expectations of the people.
Nepal and Germany enjoy especially friendly ties. In the interest of stable, democratic development, we will continue to stand by Nepal’s side.