Nepal proposes new date to India to discuss border dispute

Pradeep Kumar Gyawali

Kathmandu, December 31

The government of Nepal has sent another proposal to India, mentioning a date on which it wants to hold a meeting between foreign secretaries of the two countries to discuss a recent border dispute.

Nepal had protested India’s political map published in the first week of November incorporating the disputed Kalapani region as a part of India, sending a diplomatic note on November 22. In the note, Nepal had proposed date for the meeting. The meeting could not take place as India responded to the note on December 19 only, by when the proposed date was already past.

However, India expressed its readiness to sit for talks in the response, hence Nepal is proposing the next date, according to Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali. India has not responded to the proposal yet.

The minister claims concerned officials of both the countries are in touch regarding the issue, hoping it could be resolved through diplomatic talks.

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