Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the Reinstatement of the House of Representatives in the Kingdom of Nepal

April 25, 2006

  1. Japan appraises that His Majesty King Gyanendra took the decision to reinstate the House of Representatives and summon the session on April 28th 2006, and that the political parties accepted the royal decision.
  2. This progress is a victory of the Nepalese people who have pursued the restoration of democracy and peace. Japan hopes that further progress will be made in the political process towards the consolidation of democracy and the realization of permanent peace.
  3. Japan urges the Maoists, who expressed criticism towards the decision taken by the political parties, to respect the national consensus, renounce violence, and participate in the political process through dialogue.

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