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Experts stress on harmonious bilateral relations with India



Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, center, answers a reporter’s question at a press conference at the conclusion of the BRICS Summit in Xiamen in southeastern China’s Fujian Province, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. India’s foreign secretary says the leaders of China and India have emphasized that peace and tranquility in their border areas is a “prerequisite” for the further development of their relationship. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Kathmandu, Aug 20: Experts of international relations have opined that Nepal could be benefited forging consensus with India’s new government.

In a face to face programme organized by the Reporters’ Club here today, the experts have suggested the government forging consensus on various issues of bilateral concerns.

Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister, Dr Rajan Bhattarai, shared that the fifth Meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission to be held in Kathmandu on August 21 and 22 will review the overall state of bilateral relations and various areas of cooperation such as connectivity and economic partnership, trade and transit, power and water resources sectors, culture, education, matters of mutual interest, and the 1950 Indo-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship, among others.

Dr Bhattarai further shared that the leadership of both countries had harmonious relations since long back and would remain the same in the days ahead.

On another note, he shared that the health condition of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was good and he was scheduled to go to Singapore for the check up on Thursday.

Similarly, former ambassador Durgesh Man Singh shared that the Indo-Nepal bilateral relations were getting a new height and the imminent visit of Indian Minister for External Affairs to Nepal would give further pace to the bilateral projects.

He added that there was no obstruction in bilateral ties.

Civil Society leader Dr Sundar Mani Dixit said that Nepal could be benefited from India’s new government.