Like before, Nepal, India agree to resolve all problems through talks

KATHMANDU: The high-ranking government officials of Nepal and India have agreed to resolve all existing problems between the two countries through talks.

During a meeting between the foreign affairs ministers of both the countries held today in the capital, agreement was made to resolve problems related to trade, commerce and inundation.

“We discussed a large number of issues concerning trade facilitation, laboratory testing, water resources, extradition treaty, and additional customs duty,” according to spokesperson at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Arjun Bahadur Thapa.

An agreement has also been reached to form a joint committee led by the Commerce Secretaries of the two countries which will work to put an end to the additional customs duty levied by India in Nepali products and also remove all other obstacles to export promotion, Thapa said.

Foreign Minister Madhav Prasad Ghimire and visiting Indian Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid led their respective delegations during the talks held today.

Foreign Minister Ghimire also hosted a luncheon in honour of his Indian counterpart, who arrived here this morning on a day-long visit.