Nepal Foreign Affairs (KATHMANDU, 29 May 2020) – India on Thursday said it was open to engaging with all its neighbour including Nepal on the basis of mutual sensitivity and mutual respect, in an environment of trust and confidence.
The Spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs of India, Anurag Sriwastav, responding the queries of journalists in regular press conference said India will continuously monitor the situation in Nepal.
Here is what he said on Nepal-India border row :
India attaches great importance to the deep rooted historical, cultural and friendly relations with Nepal. In recent years, our relations have been on an upward trajectory which is evident from expanding and diversified bilateral cooperation and increased GoI’s assistance for development and connectivity projects.
This has resulted in timely implementation of several large scale and critical projects. Even in these challenging times ⁰of COVID-19 pandemic, India has ensured unimpeded trade and supply of essentials including medicines to Nepal, besides providing assistance in terms of medical supplies and other facilitation.
On the recent developments on boundary issue, we continue to monitor the situation in Nepal. We note that this matter is receiving careful consideration in Nepal, taking its seriousness into account. India is open to engaging with all its neighbours on the basis of mutual sensitivity and mutual respect, in an environment of trust and confidence. This is a continuous process and requires constructive and positive efforts.