Sixth EPG meet concludes, seventh to be held in Nepal in February
Kathmandu, January 12
The seventh meeting of the Eminent Persons Group on Nepal-India relations will be held in third week of February in Kathmandu.
The sixth EPG meeting held in New Delhi took a decision to this effect, according to Yadav Khanal, secretary at EPG Secretariat in Kathmandu. He said the meeting, which concluded today, made significant headway.
“The meeting agreed on the format of the report submitted to both governments and the Nepali side has been given responsibility of preparing the report,” said Khanal. He said that the during sixth meeting, EPG members of both sides discussed regular bilateral issues such as those related to the 1950 treaty, trade and transit, water resources, floods, and border issues, among other things.
The meeting also discussed the ‘format’ of the joint report that the EPG has to submit to the two governments after the talks conclude in July this year, according to Khanal.
The EPG’s tenure ends in July this year and it has to hold two more meetings after the New Delhi meet. EPG meetings are held alternatively in Nepal and India. The fifth meeting was held in Kathmandu in October.
- EPG talks make ‘significant progress’