Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali has said that India has not showed interest despite the government writing thrice for dialogue on the border dispute.
"He said India did not show interest despite sending letter in November, December and January," Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai quoted Minister Gyawali as saying during the ongoing CPN standing committee meeting on Friday. "He also revealed that the recent news reports about Chinese encroachment of border are based on fake documents."
The Foreign Ministry issuing a statement on Thursday had refuted the news reports in the media regarding Nepal-China boundary and encroachment of Nepali territory by the northern neighbors. The statement pointed that the the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development has already clarified that the ministry does not have the said report, on which the news reports were based on, and that the subject matter doesn’t fall under the ministry's jurisdiction.
Standing committee members including Amrit Bohara, Ghanashyam Bhusal, Pampha Bhusal, Beduram Bhusal, Lila Mani Pokharel, Raghbir Mahaseth and others have already spoken during the meeting.
They all lauded the government for issuing a new map including the territory of Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura, and stressed on the need to take diplomatic initiative.
Prime Minister and CPN Chairman KP Shrama Oli has not attended the standing committee meeting that resumed at Baluwatar Friday.
Fellow Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said Oli cited other commitments for absence and is chairing the meeting. It is not yet clear whether Oli will join the meeting today or not.
Published Date: Friday, Ashar 12, 2077, 15:54:00