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Brussels, 31 August 2011
Message of congratulations from President Barroso to Mr Baburam Bhattarai, Prime Minister of Nepal
"I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to your Excellency on your election as the new Prime Minister of Nepal.
I trust that your appointment will contribute to a speedy conclusion of the peace process in your country, and in particular to the integration and rehabilitation of the former PLA combatants and the drafting of a democratic and inclusive constitution. The European Union attaches the greatest importance to these processes and reaffirms its full support to the ongoing efforts towards lasting peace and stability in your country.
The European Union will continue working closely with your government to promote economic development and improvement of living conditions of the population of Nepal, thus allowing the country to fully benefit from the peace dividend."