KATHMANDU — The first meeting of the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on Nepal-India Relations has started in Kathmandu on Monday.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa has inaugurated the opening session of the meeting this morning.
Opening of the first meeting of Eminent Persons’ Group, Nepal-India Relations (EPG-NIR) Kathmandu. pic.twitter.com/QOPxNOvVb6
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The inaugural would be followed by an exclusive close-door discussion by its eight members.
The two-day meeting would finalise the body’s agenda, time frame, and code for its members, as well as working procedures.
The body will come up with a joint report containing recommendations for both the governments on how to improve bilateral relations in the changed context.
The body has four members each from Nepal and India. Nepali EPG members include former foreign minister Bhekh Bahadur Thapa, former chief commissioner of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority Surya Nath Upadhyay, former law minister Nilamber Acharya and CPN-UML lawmaker Rajan Bhattarai.
Likewise, the Indian EPG members are lawmaker and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Bhagat Singh Koshyari, former vice-chancellor of Sikkim University Mahendra Lama, former Indian ambassador to Nepal Jayant Prasad and VIF senior fellow BC Upreti.Follow @gorkhapost
Mid-Hill highway opens door of prosperity: Minister Adhikari
GALKOT- Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has said that the Mid-Hill highway had opened the door of prosperity.
He added that the highway was easing the transportation service of the hilly people.
Inaugurating the Badigad Festival and Nwagi Fair-2075 BS here in Baglung district on Saturday, Minister Adhikari stressed on preserving and promoting the domestic cultures to strengthen the nationality and create harmony among the people.
The festival organizer committee coordinator Tika Paija shared that the festival was organized to preserve domestic culture and promote local tourism.
The festival will run until November 25.