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India-Nepal agree to resolve border issues

India and Nepal on Saturday agreed to set up a high-level bilateral mechanism to resolve the border issues between the two neighbours.
PTI | By Shirish B Pradhan, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2009 02:37 PM IST

India and Nepal on Saturday agreed to set up a high-level bilateral mechanism to resolve the border issues between the two neighbours.

The move to set up the bilateral mechanism was decided during the meeting between visiting Indian Foreign Secretary
Shivshanker Menon and the new Nepalese Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, at which they also reflected on the current political situation in the country.

Menon, making his second visit to Nepal in the last four months, also extended an invitation to the Prime Minister
to visit India, dates for which are being worked out.

By setting up a bilateral mechanism on border issues, the two countries hope to take out the sting from a campaign
being run by the former ruling Maoists party, which has alleged that India has encroached upon Nepalese territories in
Dang district.

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