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India advises Nepal to reach compromise on Constitution

In his meetings with Nepal’s political leadership here in the past two days, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar conveyed New Delhi’s desire to see political stability in Nepal so that the country can move ahead on development.

For this, India wanted the leadership to narrow down its differences over the new Constitution and draft it quickly. “India wants Nepal’s political leadership to write the Constitution with the broadest possible compromise,” Mr. Jaishankar said in his meeting with Prime Minister Sushil Koirala at the latter’s office in Singha Durbar, according to a Nepalese official who was present during the discussion.

“We would like to see the Constitution promulgated under your leadership.”

Mr. Koirala said Nepal supported India’s candidature for the permanent membership of the United Nation Security Council. Mr. Jaishankar had sought Nepal’s support on Thursday.

Mr. Koirala, according to a statement issued by his press coordinator, said bilateral relations had become more cordial after the agreements signed between the two countries during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit.



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