Indo-Nepal boundary issue must be addressed through dialogue, not politicisation: Foreign Secretary Shringla

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New Delhi Updated: Apr 02, 2022, 04:50 PM(IST)

Indo-Nepal boundary issue should be addressed through dialogue, said Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla (file photo). Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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In a statement, Deuba said the boundary issue was discussed. He urged Modi to resolve it through the establishment of a bilateral mechanism

The boundary issue between India and Nepal should be addressed in a responsible manner through dialogue, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Saturday.  

The official said that its politicisation should be avoided.   

The remarks came at a media briefing after delegation-level talks were held between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba.  

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In a statement, Deuba said the boundary issue was discussed. He urged Modi to resolve it through the establishment of a bilateral mechanism.  

"The issue was briefly discussed. There was a general understanding that both sides needed to address this in a responsible manner through discussion and dialogue in the spirit of our close and friendly relations and politicisation of such issues needs to be avoided," Shringla said, while replying to a question on the issue.  

In the talks at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Saturday, the two leaders vowed to further expand bilateral ties in several areas and inaugurated a number of projects.    

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These included a power transmission line, cross-border railway network and launch of India's RuPay payment card in Nepal.    

Four pacts were inked by the two sides to expand cooperation in railways and energy after the wide-ranging talks.    

In a statement, Modi said the friendly ties between India and Nepal are unique. And this relationship is not seen anywhere else in the world.    

(With inputs from agencies)

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