Kathmandu, July 18
Former prime minister and Chair of the Pushpalal Memorial Foundation Madhav Kumar Nepal today said there should be trust between two counties — Nepal and India — for good relations. Speaking at a programme on relations, development and dynamics, Nepal said if we want healthy relations, we should talk and solve the problem. “Nepal is not a landlocked country, rather it is land-linked country,” he added.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said the closeness of ties with India lay in geography, civilisation and cultural forms and friendship between peoples. “It is an opportunity for Nepal to benefit from the Indian economy which is growing vastly,” he said. He also said Nepal welcomed foreign direct investment from Indians in Nepal.
Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri highlighted the relationship between the two countries. He also elaborated the pictorial book named ‘India-Nepal relations’ at the programme. He said the two countries are bound by nature. “We are bound by society. We are bound by our peoples. But for me, the most important is binding ourselves in terms of what matters to all of us,” he added.
A version of this article appears in print on July 19, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.