India and Nepal have age-old civilizational ties of friendship and New Delhi stays dedicated in the direction of strengthening them, the Ministry of External Affairs mentioned on Thursday, amid a pressure in bilateral relations.
India’s assertion comes days after Nepalese Prime Minister KP Oli made vital remarks geared toward India, additional straining bilateral relations already impacted over the map subject.
Nepal Prime Minister Oli, 68, on Sunday claimed that there have been varied sorts of actions within the “embassies and hotels” to take away him from energy. He mentioned some Nepalese leaders had been additionally concerned within the sport.
Asked about Mr Oli’s remarks and the pressure in Indo-Nepal ties after Nepal amended its Constitution to replace its new political map that includes areas which India maintains belong to it, MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava mentioned, “India and Nepal have age-old civilization ties of friendship, rooted as they are in deep cultural and societal linkages.”
“We remain committed towards continuously strengthening these ties,” he mentioned.
India had termed Nepal’ map transfer as “untenable” and asserted that synthetic enlargement of territorial claims by Nepal will not be primarily based on historic info or proof.
On commerce points, Mr Srivastava mentioned each side have labored exhausting and diligently to make sure easy circulation of commerce between the 2 international locations.
“Even during the times of most stringent COVID-19 lockdown measures in India, the movement of trade in goods and supplies have continued smoothly,” he mentioned.
Asked about experiences on issues in flood prevention-related works alongside the Indo-Nepal border, Mr Srivastava mentioned, “Repair and maintenance of embankments is being carried out regularly by the concerned state governments under the established mechanisms.”
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