Nepal – Swearing-in of Khil Raj Regmi as chairman of the Interim Election Council (March 14, 2013)
France welcomes the appointment of Khil Raj Regmi as chairman of Nepal’s Interim Election Council, which should constitute an important step toward the normalization of the political situation. France reaffirms its attachment to a transparent, inclusive and consensual electoral process.
The political parties’ agreement to avoid any possibility of widespread impunity for human rights violations during the 1996-2006 conflict goes in the right direction. France urges Nepal to ensure compliance with international standards for the protection of human rights.