The Nepali government and Maoist rebels have struck a deal which will lead to the formation of a new government within three months, the leader of the Maoist party has told Al Jazeera.
Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the Maoist leader popularly known as Prachanda, said a consensus agreement has been reached regarding how to take the peace process forward.
Al Jazeera's Prerna Suri, reporting from Kathmandu on Friday, said a six-member body will be set up, with three members from the main political parties, including the Maoist party, and three other members from a special committee.
"They will be looking after the main clauses in the peace agreement, and that is the reintegration of former Maoist combatants into the Nepalese army," she said.
"That also includes the monitoring of arms and ammunition which the UN was earlier supervising.
Prachanda said the timeline for the process was that within two or three months 19,000 former Maoist combatants were expected to be rehabilitated, and that within the same period a new Nepalese government would be formed.
Source: Al Jazeera.