Two-day meeting to review Indo-Nepal treaties starts in Kathmandu

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Kathmandu [Nepal], Apr.5 (ANI): The third series of Eminent Persons Group (EPG) meeting formed to review the treaties and agreement inked between Nepal and India on different time started here on Wednesday. EPG is the joint mechanism formed by the neighbouring countries experts in various fields which has the tenure of two years to submit the report. The joint mechanism formally came into existence last February. The two-day meeting will discuss various provisions in the treaties which need to be replaced. The Peace and Friendship Treaty signed in 1950 is under discussion, as Nepal wants it to be revised. Apart from the 1950 treaty, the EPG meeting will also review other treaties and agreements that contribute to strengthening relations between the two nations. The first meeting of the EPG group was first held in Kathmandu in July last year followed by a second one in Delhi in October. In its third consecutive meeting Nilamber Acharya, Rajan Bhattarai, Suryanath Upadhyaya will make a presentation over various topics, Bhesh Bahadur Thapa, Co-ordinator from Nepali side told ANI over telephone. Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Jayanta Prasad, B C Upreti and Mahendra P. Lama are representing the EPG team from India. (ANI)