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DPM Thapa: World knows about border blockage

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Nov 7, 2015-Claiming that the international community would support Nepal in its suffering, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa has claimed that the global community knows very well who is behind the ongoing border obstruction.

Apart from some countries, the international community is in Nepal’s favour, Thapa said, without naming India, at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on Friday. He had been to Geneva to take part in a UN human rights council.

Almost all the nations attending the summit got to know about the problems that Nepal confronts, he said, adding that they sympathised with the Nepalis.

“We expressed our concerns clearly in the international forum about our transit right and an impending humanitarian crisis,” said the foreign minister. He hoped that India would also present itself in a positive way to resolve the border standoff.

On transitional justice, over which Nepal was questioned in Geneva by India, Thapa said the country has made tremendous progress on the front.

He claimed to have effectively presented Nepal’s current status of human rights in Geneva and addressed most of the concerns put forth by the international community. “We are in favour of concluding cases related to transitional justice and there is no problem in addressing them.”

He said that dialogue with the agitating Madhes-based parties would continue. “I will start official and back channel talks with them.”

Thapa coordinates talks with the Tarai-centric parties. He said the government had no option but to solve Nepal’s domestic problems on its own.

Published: 07-11-2015 08:31

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