#Priority and Common Minimum Programs of the Coalition Government

Govt announces to resolve border disputes with India diplomatically

Published On: April 6, 2023 09:25 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 6: The government has said that it will resolve the pending border issues with India in Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura and other areas through diplomatic means.

Unveiling the Priority and Common Minimum Programs of the coalition government on Thursday, the government’s spokesperson and Minister for Communication and Information Technology Rekha Sharma said that the government would also increase the Border Outposts (BOPs) for the effective management and regulation of the border. The government comprising 10 political parties has also announced plans to mobilize foreign aid in areas of national priority.

Minister Sharma said that the national security policy will be implemented with necessary revisions so that the country's sovereignty, geographical integrity, independence, freedom, self-respect and protection of people's livelihood are fully guaranteed.

The government has expressed its commitment to effectively implement the water resource policy and to use water resources bilaterally and multilaterally in the national interest, to review the treaty agreements that are adverse to the national interest and to enter into new treaty agreements as needed.

Minister Sharma said that the government will pursue a policy to provide the necessary means and resources to raise morale while emphasizing the professionalism of the security forces. She also said that necessary arrangements will be made to face the challenges of cyber security, energy security, etc., which have increased with the high development of technology.The government in its Common Minimum Program has also announced to build a national consensus on basic issues of national security, macroeconomics and strategic importance.

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