Nepal Foreign Minister Tries To Persuade India & China

Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara spoke on to Indian media and requested India and China to resolve the China-Bhutan border dispute in Doklam region peacefully. He said that Nepal always stands by resolution of any conflict through diplomacy and negotiations, instead of aggression.

He said that Nepal has always asked the countries to solve issues through dialogue. China has also revived the dispute of Kalapani, which is a 35-sq km area claimed by India and Nepal between controversy since 1996. The Indo-Bhutan-China tri junction is a strategic point and a key issue concerned with the relations between the three countries.

The Nepal Foreign Minister said on speaking about another stand-off warned by China that it would be unproductive for all the countries in the region to involve in another stand-off. He said that Nepal being the Himalayan nation is able to feel the heat of the stand-off in Doklam region. The Nepal administration is monitoring the developments, he added.

Indian Defence Minister Arun Jaitley welcomed the suggestion of Nepal Foreign Minister. At the same time, he asserted that if the need is, India is completely equipped with the necessary equipment and there need not be any doubt on the preparedness of our armed forces.

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