Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in an unique interview with Zee News Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary talked about a number of points (in Hindi) and expressed hope that India and Nepal could have a greater relationship sooner or later and revel in all-round growth.
On the favored sentiments in India that after the India-China border dispute, Nepal took a impartial stand and fairly confirmed softness in the direction of China, PM Oli stated, “We have nothing to do with Galwan episode between India and China. Both the nations are my neighbour.”
Referring to the eighth version of the India map, Nepal PM Oli stated “It did not go well with Nepal, we also submitted our diplomatic note, but there was no positive response.” he added, “In the politics of nations, our policy is the ‘Politics of Neutrality’. We would like to remain neutral between the two mammoth neighbours because we are bound to face collateral damage.” he stated.
“We have friends on both sides (India-China). Nepal can take initiative to remove the misunderstanding between our two friends. In the relationship, the greatest strength lies in friendship,” Oli added.
When requested if he wish to mediate or negotiate talks between President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to interrupt the impasse between the 2 Asian nations, Nepal PM Oli stated “Yes, Off Course.”
On the query of Prime Minister Narendra Modi being elder to him, as he’s 70 years outdated, whereas PM Oli is 68 years outdated, the latter stated, “Personally, he is older than us, but when two prime ministers sit, there are no big or small prime ministers. Rather, the prime ministers of the two nations will sit.”