New Delhi: After the map dispute between India and Nepal, the first conversation between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli was held today. This conversation over phone lasted for about 15 minutes. In which many issues were discussed.
In this conversation, Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day. At the same time, he also congratulated him on being elected as a non-Permanent member of the UN Security Council.
According to the Ministry of External Affairs of India, during the talks, PM Modi also assured to continue to help with the corona epidemic. At the same time, PM Modi also spoke on the cultural and human relations of India-Nepal. However, there was no discussion on the border dispute between India and Nepal.
This conversation took place for the first time after the controversy in which Nepal included parts of Uttarakhand state of India in its map. Nepal claims the areas of Kalapani, Limpiadhura and Lipulekha and has included it in its map. There was no discussion between the top leaders of the two countries after this dispute.
This conversation between the top politicians of India and Nepal has happened when the high-level delegation is to meet in Kathmandu after two days between India and Nepal. In this conversation, India will be headed by Vinay Mohan Kwatra, the High Commissioner of the Indian Embassy in Nepal, while Nepal will be headed by Foreign Secretary Shankar Das Bairagi.
Sources in the Government of India say that these talks will be held on fixed points from the year 2016, in which there will be a review of the development work being done by India within Nepal.
It is worth noting that many big projects are being run by the Government of India for the development of Nepal, including the construction of 10 roads in the Terai areas, as well as the Jogbani-Biratnagar, Jayanagar-Bardibus rail project. Apart from this, integrated check posts are also being made between the two countries in Birganj, Biratnagar, Nepal Ganj and Bhairahwa. The Government of India has released a budget of 1200 crores for the year 2019-2020 to help Nepal.