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May 11, 2005
Question Taken from the May 11, 2005 Daily Press Briefing

Assistant Secretary Rocca's Travel to Nepal (Taken Question)

Question:  Please provide an update on Assistant Secretary Rocca’s trip to Nepal.

Answer:   Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs Christina Rocca completed a productive trip to Nepal today. During her visit, she met with King Gyanendra, senior government officials, leaders of political parties, and civil society groups. The Assistant Secretary urged the King to release all political detainees and to restore civil liberties, including freedom of the press, as part of his commitment to restore democracy. She also called on the King and political party leaders to reconcile and find a way forward to confront the brutal Maoist insurgency.

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