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Nepal hands over diplomatic note to Indian envoy

Nepal hands over diplomatic note to Indian envoy


KATHMANDU: The Government of Nepal at this time handed over a diplomatic word to the ambassador of India, Vinay Mohan Kwatra, expresing dissent over India’s unilateral transfer of opening a hyperlink street to China by way of Lipulekh.

Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali handed over the word to the Indian envoy in a gathering on the Foreign Affairs Ministry, at this time.


“Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali conveyed the federal government of Nepal’s place on boundary points to Ambassador of India to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra at a gathering held on the Foreign Ministry at this time and handed over a diplomatic word on this regard,” the Foreign Ministry issued a press release on Twitter.

On Saturday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) had expressed its concern over the inauguration of a hyperlink street by way of Lipulekh area, which falls on the Nepali territory.

MoFA in its assertion had mentioned that the Government of Nepal has persistently maintained that as per Sugauli Treaty (1816), all of the territories east of Kali (Mahakali) River, together with Limpiyadhura, Kalapani and Lipu Lekh, belong to Nepal. This was reiterated by the Government of Nepal a number of instances previously and most just lately by a diplomatic word addressed to the Government of India dated November 20, 2019, in response to the brand new political map issued by the latter.

“This unilateral act runs in opposition to the understanding reached between the 2 international locations, together with on the degree of the Prime Ministers, {that a} answer to boundary points could be sought by negotiation,” the Ministry had mentioned.

The Government of Nepal had referred to as upon the Government of India to chorus from finishing up any exercise contained in the territory of Nepal.

The Indian Government, in response, had claimed that the just lately inaugurated street part in Pithoragarh district within the Indian state of Uttarakhand lies utterly inside the territory of India and that the street follows the pre-existing route utilized by pilgrims of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.



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