Good gestures in EPG meeting against status quo of 1950 Treaty

Posted on: October 08, 2017 | views: 407

The fifth meeting of the Eminent Persons' Group (EPG) formed to offer recommendations by studying the entire aspects of Nepal-India relations has ended today. 

The two-day meeting held in Kathmandu discussed the Treaty of Peace and Friendship 1950, border management and security, national interests of both the countries in a friendlier manner, coordinator of Nepali group of EPG and former Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Bhekh Bahadur Thapa said. 

Mr. Thapa said, we were assured we would not be in status quo in terms of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship. Good gestures emerged to reach a conclusion in the remaining 10 months' tenure of the EPG. 

At a news conference organized to share information about the EPG meeting, coordinator Thapa said that efforts were underway to give a new dimension to any issue based on study. 

Stating that provision of identity card was compulsory to the Nepalis and Indian nationals travelling by air, Dr Thapa said that consultations were going on regarding the same provision to those travelling via land routes. 

In the meeting, issues of ensuring border security and making it accessible were intensively discussed. 

The next meeting of the EPG is scheduled on November 11 and 12 in New Delhi, India.