Border dispute with India might be resolved through diplomacy, says Oli


Kathmandu, May 28

Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Friday said the outstanding issues relating to the border dispute would India will be resolved through diplomatic channels on the basis of historical accords, maps and factual documents.

Oli, in a televised address to the nation, a week after the House of Representatives was dissolved by President Bidya Devi Bhandari, underlined that Nepal’s international relations will be based on mutual benefit and honour to each other.


Calls for all-party govt


Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli on Friday urged all political parties to form an all-party government and hold fresh elections, as he tried to justify the controversial dissolution of the House of Representatives by the President. “Going for an election can never be a regressive act,” Oli said in an address to the nation.

“Nepal’s international relations will be based on mutual benefit and honour to each other and collaboration will be sought with friendly countries on the basis of equality, justice and understanding,” said Oli, who is heading a minority government.

He said the outstanding issues relating to border issues with India would be resolved through diplomatic channels on the basis of historical accords, maps and factual documents. India-Nepal ties came under strain after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated an 80-km-long strategically crucial road connecting the Lipulekh pass with Dharchula on May 8 last year. — PTI



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