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Border issues with India to be resolved through talks: Nepal

Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, who is scheduled to visit India next month, has said all border issues between the two countries will be resolved through talks, as he ruled out any new treaty being signed during his goodwill tour to New Delhi.

world Updated: Jul 11, 2009 20:09 IST

Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, who is scheduled to visit India next month, has said all border issues between the two countries will be resolved through talks, as he ruled out any new treaty being signed during his goodwill tour to New Delhi.

Prime Minister Nepal said there was no plan to sign any new treaty during his forthcoming visit to India in August as it will be only a goodwill visit, according to the Nepal Samacharpatra newspaper.

The previous Prachanda-led Maoists government had sought the revision of the landmark 1950 Indo-Nepal Peace and Friendship Treaty, alleging that it was an "unequal treaty".

Addressing a function in Birgunj, a southern Nepal town, the Prime Minister underlined that all border issues between the two countries will be resolved through talks.

The government has in the past dismissed allegation by Maoists that Indian security forces had encroached the border districts of Dang and Bara, saying it had found no evidence in this regard.

Kalapani area in Nepal's northwestern border and Susta in southern part of the country have often been in the news for controversies linked to territorial disputes between the two neighbours.