Three major parties on Thursday agreed on a roadmap regarding completing the remaining tasks of the peace process and facilitating the writing of the new Constitution.

After three days of meeting held at the Prime Minister’s official residence at Baluwatar, the Nepali Congress, the CPN-UML and the UCPN (Maoist) agreed on a five-point understanding, including forming a high level political committee (HLPC), Nepali Congress General Secretary Krishna Prasad Sitaula told media-persons.

The parties had first formed such a committee in March last year when they decided to have an interim government led by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to conduct the second Constituent Assembly (CA) election. The HLPC, which also had a Madhesi party leader then, was meant to “guide” the work of the government. There is no Madhesi representation in the committee this time.

The three parties agreed to “own” the decisions adopted by the previous CA, and a resolution would be introduced in the assembly to this effect.

They also agreed to expedite nomination of their party MPs for various parliamentary committees.