Indian side not positive to sit for talks to resolve border issue: FM Gyawali

Kathmandu, June 26: Indian side is not positive to sit for talks to resolve the ongoing border dispute between Nepal and India, said Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali.

Speaking at the Standing Committee meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party on Friday, Foreing Minister Gyawali said the southern neighbor has failed to give any positive response despite repeated calls from Nepal to resolve the border issues concerning Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura.

“Although Indian side appears not positive to sit for talks, the government of Nepal seeks to resolve the border dispute through political dialogue. The government is constantly initiating talks to take back the encroached territory in Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura,” Minister Gyawali told the standing committee members.

During the meeting, Gyawali also refuted several media reports that suggested that China had encroached upon Nepali territory in several places. The Standing Committee meeting will continue on Saturday.


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