Leaders of Nepal and India mend fences after friction | Reuters

The leaders of Nepal and India have overcome mutual misgivings, India’s foreign secretary said on Saturday, after talks to ease tensions over Nepal’s recently-adopted constitution.

Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli (L) shakes hands with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during a photo opportunity ahead of their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, February 20, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Prime Minister K.P. Oli visited New Delhi for talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi after a months-long freeze in relations triggered by the grievances of plains dwellers in southern Nepal who have close historical ties to India.

Nepal, which moved from absolute to constitutional monarchy in 1990, made changes to its constitution to ensure greater participation of the Madhesi community in parliament.

But community leaders said the amendments failed to address their central fear that provincial borders would be redrawn in a way that would divide them.

“Our prime minister appreciated the progress made towards consolidation of constitutional democracy in Nepal,” Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyan Jaishankar told a news briefing.

Source: Leaders of Nepal and India mend fences after friction | Reuters

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2 Responses to “Leaders of Nepal and India mend fences after friction | Reuters”

  1. Leaders of Nepal and India mend fences after friction —is a good news for both neighbouring countries.

    Since Mr Modi became Prime Minister, he has been busy with neighbouring countries to mend the fences or resolve the differences or to come to terms with mutual agreements on the various issues. This is a good thing to be friendly with neighbours (big or small). Earlier, Bangladesh and India agreed some issues which were pending since Bangladesh achieved independence! And now Nepal and India have mend the fences, and friction or differences will soon become history!

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