June 14, 2017
The Indian envoy to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri, said that Nepal and India must team up to tackle the problem of extremism as there are chances of misuse of their 1,700 kilometre open border.
Speaking at a discussion organised by Nepal-India Friendship Society in Kathmandu, Puri said that over the past few decades, India has attained rapid economic progress and neighbouring country, Nepal, can benefit a lot from the economic growth of India. He also mentioned that there is a need for significant improvement in the cooperation and collaboration between the two countries to seek benefit from the 1,700 km long open border.
Speakers from political, business, social and media sectors attended the discussion and emphasized on trade and business between the two nations to help Nepal address its vast trade shortage with India. They also emphasized that India should support and extend cooperation so that Nepal can achieve political stability and focus on economic prosperity.