Foreign Minister hands protest letter to Indian Ambassador over India's encroachment of Nepali territory

Published On: May 12, 2020 08:35 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 12: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali handed a letter of protest to Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Vinay Mohan Kwatra, on Monday.

At a meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), the foreign minister also conveyed Nepal's position on boundary issues, the MoFA tweeted.

"Foreign Minister Hon. @PradeepgyawaliK conveyed Government of Nepal's position on boundary issues to Ambassador of India to Nepal H.E. Mr. Vinay Mohan Kwatra at a meeting held at MoFA today and handed over a diplomatic note in this regard," said MoFA on Twitter.

According to sources, the foreign minister told the ambassador that Nepal wants to hold talks with India on the boundary issues without any further delay.

On Friday, last week, India inaugurated a strategic link road connecting Dharchula of the Indian State of Uttarakhand and the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) of China via the Lipulekh Pass, a Nepali territory which lies in the country's north western frontier with China.

On Saturday, Nepal's MoFA strongly objected to the construction of the strategic link road by the Indian government.

On the same day, India reacted to Nepal government and claimed that the road construction had taken place within the Indian borders.

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