‘Nepal won’t allow anti-India activities’

Last Updated: Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 16:07

New Delhi: Nepal has assured India that it
will not allow its territory to be used for any anti-India
activity as Nepalese Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal
concluded his visit during which three pacts including a
revised trade treaty were concluded.

The two sides also decided that Foreign Secretaries will
discuss and review 1950 Friendship Treaty and other bilateral
agreements to further strengthen the ties, according to a
joint statement issued at the conclusion of the visit of
Nepalese Prime Minister during which he held talks with
counterpart Manmohan Singh.

"The two Prime Ministers reaffirmed their determination
to consolidate and expand the areas of cooperation with a view
to taking the relationship to a new height on the basis of
mutual respect, understanding and mutual benefit" the
statement said.

During their talks, Singh and Nepal discussed various
aspects of bilateral relations including trade and security

The Nepalese side assured that it would not allow its
territory to be used for any activity against India and the
Indian side also gave assurance to the other side.

It was also agreed that the Bilateral Consultative Group
on Security Issues and the Home Secretaries of the two
countries will meet within two months to enhance cooperation
to effectively address all issues concerning security,
including cross-border crime.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 16:07

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