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'EPG report on India, Nepal treaties will be widely accepted'


ANI Kathmandu [Nepal]
The co-coordinator of Indian side representing the Eminent Persons Group (EPG), Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, has said that the report on India, Nepal treaties will be widely accepted.
Koshiyari , in a press conference held in Kathmandu after the seventh round of EPG Meeting, asserted that impact of the report will be positive.
"Today we are very fortunate, very lucky that we are about to reach to a conclusion on the treaties. We have tried to touch beyond the areas which are given to us," Koshiyari said.
"Basically, the stress was on how can we co-operate in development with each other, how we can be helpful to each other, how can we look after the interests of each other," he added.
The joint mechanism formed by India and Nepal in 2016 to review the treaties between the two countries has headed for its conclusion with the preparatory task of report making is initiated.
"We have discussed over it in such length and breadth, I can say that the report which we will give to both the governments won't disappoint anyone," he further said.
The Eminent Persons Group which will be expiring after Four months will hold its next meeting by end of March in New Delhi.
"The date is yet to be fixed but as of now, it is sure to hold in last week of March. The most probable date for the meeting to commence in Indian national capital New Delhi is between 25 to 27 March," One of the officials working closely with the members of Nepali EPG told ANI on condition of anonymity.

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First Published: Feb 25 2018 | 11:15 PM IST

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