Kathmandu: Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Vinay Mohan Kwatra, has been busy in political meetings. After a telephone conversation between Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a few days ago, Ambassador Kwatra became active in political meetings.
Ambassador Kwatra held talks with two top leaders of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN).
After meeting Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda”, Ambassador Kwatra also met senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal on Tuesday. Ambassador Kwatra discussed current politics and border disputes at Chairman Prachanda’s residence in Khumaltar and Nepal’s residence in Koteshwor.
During the meeting, he said that the two countries’ prime ministers should resolve Nepal’s border dispute with India. Ambassador Kwatra suggested that the border dispute with Nepal should be resolved at the political level, as it would be more efficient than solving it at the secretary level.
“As the border dispute will not be resolved at the secretary level, the political leadership should take the initiative,” according to a source quoting the ambassador.
Prime Minister Oli had a telephone conversation with his Indian counterpart Modi on the occasion of India’s 74th Independence Day. It was the first conversation between the two countries’ prime ministers after Nepal published a new map reclaiming the territory encroached by India’s map.
Prime Minister Oli praised Modi’s neighborhood priority policy and said that Nepal was ready for meaningful bilateral cooperation. In addition, the two prime ministers discussed the latest efforts being made against COVID-19 and agreed to work together.
The Prime Ministers of the two countries agreed to continue dialogue on bilateral issues between Nepal and India.