P M Dahal trusts Modi will solve border dispute between Nepal and India

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Kathmandu, 5 June: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today claimed that his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi had assured him that the border dispute as well as pending issues between the two countries would be sorted.

Briefing parliament about his visit, Dahal said it was not right that he did not take up the border issue. ‘I earnestly requested Mr Modi to solve the border dispute and he promptly assured me that all these problems would be solved’, he said.

Claiming that it was for the first time such a categorical response came from Modi, Dahal said that all these problems would be settled through existing bilateral mechanisms at different levels.

Stating that Modi had clearly said all the rows between two nations including that of border would be resolved, Dahal added ‘it was the first time so far that PM Modi stated in such precise manner on the issue’. He said he reasons to take Modi’s statement positively.

Dahal’s briefing came today to remove the obstruction of parliament that had been adjourned following opposition members’ near collective allegation that Dahal had acted in detriment to national interest.