The Nepal-India Eminent Persons’ Group suggested both the countries to update the present framework of bilateral ties.
In its meeting held on June 30 at Kathmandu, the EPG asked both sides to adopt a new framework of bilateral ties.
The EPG on Nepal-India relations was of the opinion that both India and Nepal governments should modify present treaties against the backdrop of changed regional and global context.
The EPG was formed in January 2016 with the mandate to review various aspects of the bilateral relations including Nepal-India Friendship Treaty 1950.
Nepal has been demanding the replacement of the treaty as it is ‘unequal’.
The EPG will submit its report to Prime Ministers of both the countries.
Talking to media on Sunday, the India coordinator of the EPG Bhagat Singh Koshiyari said, “This report is now the property of the Nepal and Indian governments.”
He said the EPG report will ensure friendship between Nepal and India would touches new height.
The EPG has four members each from the Nepalese and Indian sides. Members from Nepal include Bhekh Bahadur Thapa, Nilambar Acharya, Suryanath Upadhyay and Rajan Bhattarai while members from India include Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, Mahendra P Lama, Jayanta Prasad and B C Upreti.