Nepal’s Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has said that, misunderstandings with India have been resolved and that the two countries should move forward looking at the future, asserting that neighbours share both love and problems.
During his recent interview, Oli accepted the fact that once, there were misunderstandings between the two neighbours.
“Yes, there were misunderstandings at one time, but now those misunderstandings are gone. We should not be stuck in past misunderstandings but move forward looking at the future”, he told.
Nepal has a unique relationship with India, unlike with any other country, Oli said.
“Neighbours share both love and problems. Don’t people in Chile or Argentina have a problem?” he asked.
India-Nepal bilateral ties came under strain after Nepal published the new political map that showed three Indian territories – Limpiyadhura, Kalapani and Lipulekh as part of Nepal.After Nepal released the map, India reacted sharply, calling it a “unilateral act” and cautioning Kathmandu that such “artificial enlargement” of territorial claims will not be acceptable to it.
Nepal and India agreed to conduct a joint study on this matter.
Talking about Coronavirus, PM Oli thanked India for providing the vaccine. “Whoever provides us vaccines, be it India, China, the US or the UK, it is fine to receive vaccines. It is not necessary to politicise it and we thank both our neighbours very much,” Oli said.
However, Nepal did not get as much help as it needed from India, Oli added.
“In view of these times and our friendly relations, India should extend full cooperation to Nepal. That doesn’t mean I haven’t got help from India. I would like to make a request to Prime Minister Narendra Modi “, he said.