There is going to be an important meeting between the two countries today to reduce disputes between India and Nepal. Recently, this meeting is considered important after differences between India and Nepal on many issues. The Ministry of External Affairs has started efforts at various levels to bring relations with Nepal back on track and to remove the tirade of Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
In this series, a meeting is to be held today between the Foreign Secretaries of India and Nepal. In this, apart from development projects being run by India, bilateral issues have to be discussed. Today, Ambassador of India to Nepal Vinay Mohan Quatra will hold talks with Nepal’s Foreign Secretary Shankar Das Bairagi. Although this meeting is officially in the context of development projects being carried out in Nepal with the help of India, but other issues of bilateral cooperation will also be discussed in this meeting.
According to news agency ANI, today a review meeting will also be held between India and Nepal, through video conferencing, to take stock of the progress of the ongoing projects in Nepal. The progress of ongoing projects in Nepal will be reviewed in this meeting.
This will be the first time Nepal will hold Foreign Ministry level talks after Nepal’s decision to include three parts of India in its geographical area (map). Sources in the Ministry of External Affairs have said that a meeting will be held to review bilateral relations, in which the progress of development works will be taken account of. This meeting has been taking place at a fixed interval since 2016.
Top-level talks for the first time since the map dispute
On 15 August, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address from the ramparts of the Red Fort hinted at expanding the Neighborhood First Policy. After this, Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli telephoned Prime Minister Narendra Modi to congratulate the anniversary of independence Nepal has changed its political map and presented its claim on three parts of India. is.
A call made by the Prime Minister of Nepal, Oli, is also being interpreted to mean that he can change his attitude towards India. Oli has made controversial statements not only about the new political map of Nepal but also recently about the birthplace of Lord Rama. In the past too, he has often talked about moving closer to China rather than India.