Nepal to raise border issue with India in foreign affairs minister’s Delhi trip

Foreign Affairs Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali

Kathmandu, December 3

Nepal is preparing to raise concerns over the existing border dispute with India during a meeting between foreign affairs ministers of the two countries.

Foreign Affairs Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali is scheduled to visit India in the second week of December for such a meeting.

“The border issue will be important on the agenda in my visit,” Gyawali said during a television interview broadcast on Wednesday evening. He also claimed India was also ready to discuss the issue.

Officials in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the border issue has already put on the agenda during the bilateral meeting held last week when Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla visited Nepal, adding the issue, hence, would be raised again in another bilateral meeting.

Last week, the ministry had stated that Shringla and his Nepali counterpart “discussed the boundary matters and exchanged views on completing the boundary work in the remaining segments.” Likewise, it had been learned that Gyawali and Shringla discussed solving the border dispute “through proper channels while sharing their own perspectives.”

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