Dahal calls for high-level diplomatic efforts to settle Kalapani issue

Published On: November 11, 2019 03:39 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: Chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has called for taking high-level diplomatic initiatives to settle the border disputes between Nepal and India. 

Claiming that India has encroached Nepali land in Kalapani, Dahal called for taking diplomatic steps by the government to safeguard the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. 

Speaking at a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on State Affairs on Monday, however, he argued that the issue should not be internationalized. "I don't think it will in our interests to internationalize the issue," he said. 

On the occasion, he also urged one and all not to get instigated regarding the issue as it can be settled through bilateral diplomacy. 

“During my tenure as the prime minister, I had taken up the issue of border encroachment in Kalapani and Limpiyadhura during my visits to India and China,” Dahal revealed. 

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