'Indo-Nepal relation to start afresh under new Nepal Govt.'

ANI | Updated: Jan 26, 2018 07:17 IST

Kathmandu [India], Jan 26 (ANI): The 'to be formed' new government of Nepal, under Prime Ministership of KP Oli, will take Indo- Nepal relation to a new height, giving it a new start, claimed Communist Party of Nepal- Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN- UML) leader Pradip Gyawali.

In an interaction program held on the eve of India's Independence Day, Gyawali spoke about leaving the past incidents behind and start a new relation with India.

"We want to forget the bitter experience, which existed in the past. Those were based on certain issues and we should look forward. There is no use of scratching the healed wounds of past. There is no other option than maintaining harmonious relation between the two countries. We should learn some lessons from past. We want to develop the intimate relation between the two countries, which would be exemplary," Gyawali said.

The interaction mainly focused on improving and maintaining relation between India and Nepal, after the formation of the new government under the left alliance. The speakers of the program highlighted the uniqueness that can be witnessed in the Indo- Nepal relation.

"The way in which India proceeded towards its democracy encouraged democratic movements to start over in Nepal too," Prakash Saran Mahat, former Foreign Minister of Nepal, highlighted.

Mahat, who chaired the post of Foreign Minister during the Prime Ministership of Pushpa Kamal Dahal in the previous government, claimed that the open border, shared cultural diversity and other factors are the reason for the uniqueness between the two countries.

Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Manjeeb Singh Puri, who also attended the interaction, termed the relation between Nepal and India to be the Saga of diplomacy.

"There is competition in democracies internally and there is no doubt over it. But in international relations, if neighbouring countries come to co-operation, then it will result in win-win situation. I am very pleased to say that India and Nepal's 70 years of saga, that started after India's independence, is a story of permanent friendship and partnership for progress," Puri acclaimed. (ANI)

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