India assures Nepal of support for peace, stability

New Delhi, March 17:  India has assured Nepal of all its support for ensuring peace and stability in the Himalayan nation, a statement by the external affairs ministry issued here on Thursday said.  “India will continue to extend all support and assistance to Nepal, for peace, stability and socio-economic development of the country,” India said in its statement on the adoption of the Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Nepal at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva on Wednesday.

“A climate of political stability, consensus and predictability is a pre-requisite for Nepal’s socio-economic development, particularly in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in April 2015,” it said.   “As the principal donor in global support for Nepal’s post-earthquake reconstruction, India urges a strong national consensus in Nepal on its political and developmental agenda.”  The UPR is a unique mechanism of the UNHRC aimed at improving the human rights situation on the ground of each of the 193 UN member states.

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