In accordance with a Nepalese request, Israel has sent official observers to the Nepalese elections, which are being held today.

The Constituent Assembly, to be formed after the elections, is to decide the future political setup of Nepal, the fate of the monarchy, and the future shape of the country.

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

In preparation for the historic elections to the Constituent Assembly of Nepal,l which were held today (Thursday, 10 April 2008), Israel joined other nations friendly to Nepal in the international community and congratulated Nepal on the electoral process and on the efforts of the Nepalese people to ensure the process proceeded despite the many obstacles, and wished Nepal luck in fortifying its democracy and in strengthening the peace and appeasement process. 

As a friend of Nepal and its people, Israel is pleased to support the electoral process. In response to a request by Nepal, Israel sent two official representatives from the embassy in Katmandu, who joined the team of international observers in Katmandu Valley. In addition, a group of 23 observers sent by Tevel b’Tzedek (Justice for Earth), an Israeli based social justice NGO, will be active in the Dolakha district, east of Katmandu.