The standing committee meeting of ruling CPN has ended for Friday with members speaking about the border dispute with India.
Eighteen standing committee members spoke on Friday, according to CPN Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha.
Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali said that India has not showed interest despite the government writing thrice for dialogue on the border dispute. He added that India did not show interest despite sending letter in November, December and January. He also claimed that the recent news reports about Chinese encroachment of border are based on fake documents.
Other members lauded the government for issuing a new map including the territory of Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura, according to Shrestha, and pointed that the border dispute at Susta should also be resolved.
They pointed that the report prepared by the Eminent Persons' Group (EPG) could have taken the Nepal-India relation to a new height but Indian refusal to accept the report has created problems.
The meeting will resume at eleven Saturday morning.
Prime Minister and CPN Chairman KP Shrama Oli did not attend the standing committee meeting Friday.
Fellow Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who chaired the meeting, said Oli cited other commitments for absence.
Published Date: Friday, Ashar 12, 2077, 17:11:00