Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba returned dwelling on Sunday after concluding his maiden go to to India throughout which he mentioned the boundary points together with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and the 2 leaders agreed to deal with it via present mechanism, dialogue and diplomacy.
The 2 Prime Ministers on Saturday held intensive talks in New Delhi protecting numerous key aspects of shut neighbourly ties between the 2 international locations.
Deuba, accompanied by a high-level delegation, arrived in New Delhi on Friday on a three-day go to on the invitation of Prime Minister Modi.
”The bilateral talks and alternate of views had been fruitful in direction of additional strengthening cooperative relations between the 2 international locations,” International Minister Narayan Khadka, who was additionally a part of the entourage, mentioned whereas speaking to reporters right here on Sunday.
Prime Minister Modi mentioned that India is all the time involved about Nepal’s growth and guaranteed New Delhi’s continued help to Kathmandu in its prioritised sectors, Khadka added.
”Through the talks, the 2 Prime Ministers additionally mentioned boundary points and the 2 leaders agreed to deal with such points via present mechanism and thru holding dialogue and diplomacy,” he mentioned.
Khadka’s assertion assumes significance after Prime Minister Deuba on Saturday publicly urged the Indian prime minister to resolve the boundary difficulty via the institution of a bilateral mechanism.
Hours later at a media briefing, International Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla mentioned there was a normal understanding that the problem wanted to be addressed in a accountable method via dialogue and its ”politicisation” needs to be prevented.
”The difficulty was briefly mentioned. There was a normal understanding that either side wanted to deal with this in a accountable method via dialogue and dialogue within the spirit of our shut and pleasant relations and politicisation of such points must be prevented,” Shringla mentioned.
Shringla’s feedback on the necessity for avoiding politicisation of the boundary row assume significance as then Nepalese Prime Minister Okay P Sharma Oli in 2020 tried to make use of the problem to fend off growing home stress and problem to his management.
The bilateral ties between New Delhi and Kathmandu had come below pressure below then Nepalese Prime Minister Oli’s authorities, which got here out with a brand new map displaying Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura as Nepal’s territories.
After Nepal launched the map, India reacted sharply, calling it a ”unilateral act” and cautioning Kathmandu that such ”synthetic enlargement” of territorial claims won’t be acceptable to it.
Issues resembling cooperation in schooling, well being, power, commerce and cross border transmission strains, enhancing cross border connectivity via railway line building, building of built-in test put up and dry port, selling bilateral commerce primarily featured through the talks between the 2 leaders, Khadka mentioned.
”Prime Minister Deuba additionally met with Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Nationwide Safety Advisor Ajit Doval throughout which they mentioned a wide range of points concerning selling mutual pursuits and shifting ahead bilateral relations,” Khadka mentioned.
Prime Minister Deuba additionally urged the Indian enterprise leaders to put money into Nepal for bringing about financial prosperity and guaranteed that Nepal authorities is effortful in bringing authorized and coverage stage reforms for attracting overseas funding within the nation.
”The go to additionally supplied a platform to work together and alternate concepts between Nepalese and Indian enterprise fraternity,” the minister mentioned.
”It’s our agency perception that the high-level talks Prime Minister Deuba had with Prime Minister Modi and different leaders and excessive officers in Delhi helped in additional strengthening bilateral cooperation, collaboration and understanding between the 2 international locations,” Khadka mentioned.
Prime Minister Deuba additionally prolonged his invitation to Prime Minister Modi to go to Nepal and in response the Indian chief recalled his previous visits to Nepal and guaranteed to go to once more at applicable time.
It was Deuba’s first bilateral go to overseas after turning into prime minister in July final yr for a fifth time following a spell of political turmoil in Kathmandu.
Deuba had visited India in every of his 4 earlier stints as prime minister of Nepal. His final go to to India in his capability because the prime minister was in 2017.