New govt ready to cooperate with India: Gwayali


KATHMANDU, Jan 25: CPN-UML secretary Pradip Gwayali has clarified that the next government, which is being formed under the leadership of left alliance, will take the Indo-Nepal bilateral relation as a high priority.

Speaking at an interaction program organized by the Reporters’ Club Nepal on Thursday, leader Gwayali said, “The next government is ready to fully cooperate with India. Both the countries share an age old relationship. We have cultural and religious similarities. We are eager to take the Indo-Nepal relation to a new height building economic partnership keeping in view the growing economy of the closest neighbor.”

Gyawali further said that the 1800 km long open border between Nepal and India has to be utilized for the benefits of both countries. “The Eminent Persons Group (EPG) is working on a number of bilateral contentious issues. The EPG will probably summit its report in July with a solid proposals. As being the closest neighbor, it is common for some disputes to occur. But, the open border we share should be used in a way that both countries can benefit a lot.”