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Nepal-India eminent persons' group meet ends

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Press Trust of India Kathmandu
The final meeting of the Eminent Persons' Group (EPG) on Nepal-India relations, mandated to provide suggestion on ways to reshape bilateral ties and review treaties between the two countries concluded here today, a senior member of the group said.
The ninth and final meeting of the group was held yesterday and today here, and a joint report has been perpared, an EPG member Nilambar Acharya said.
There are four members each from Nepalese and Indian sides in the group.
During the two-day meeting, the group has successfully prepared a joint report which would be submitted to the prime ministers of both the countries, the EPG said in a press release here.
They said that the amendments made in the report was in line with Nepal's preferences.
The content of the report will not be made public before it is submitted to the respective heads of governments.
Bhekh Bhadaur Thapa, coordinator of the Nepali side of the EPG, said the report will be submitted to Nepal' prime minister K P Sharma Oli after following necessary procedure.
Similarly, the EPG members from the Indian side will submit the report to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
During earlier meetings, the Nepali side presented facts regarding the need to review the Nepal-India Peace and Friendship Treaty of 1950 so as to update is as required by time and situation.
Both sides have agreed to suggest the governments of Nepal and India replacement of the 1950 Treaty by a new one.
The EPG was formed four years ago by the governments of Nepal and India for reviewing the entire gamut of Nepal-India relations and update bilateral agreements and treaties.

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First Published: Jun 30 2018 | 10:25 PM IST

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