Kathmandu, Sept 30: Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Ranjit Rae, has said that he was confident the friendly relations subsisting between Nepal and India would return to status quo ante, expressing the belief that the problem surfaced in Nepal would be resolved soon.
Organising a press conference at the Indian Embassy today, Ambassador Rae said that he was hopeful the misunderstanding seen between the two countries would end soon.
“The existing problem is Nepal’s internal problem and the leadership in the country is engrossed to resolve it,” the Indian ambassador said expressing the belief that the problem would be settled soon as leaders of the parties concerned are involved in finding out a solution to the political problem.
Ambassador Rae said although the problem would be settled for now by using force, it would not be sustainable. He added that all leaders of Nepal are friends of India, saying India has always respected Nepal and the Nepalis.
Stressing the need of seeking solution to political problem through talks, he said it would be better to move ahead through collaboration between the government and agitating sides.
The Indian ambassador said maximum efforts were underway at the government, people and diplomatic level to revert the mutual relations between the two countries to its previous status. “I do not think that the problem will be resolved by burning India’s flag and effigy of leaders,” Ambassador Rae said.