British Minister and Nepali Ambassador meet on ex-Gurkhas issue

A British Minister has called on Nepal’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom in an attempt to resolve the protracted problems of ex-Gurkhas. Nepali Ambassador to the UK Gyanchandra Acharya, who was designated a coordinator on behalf of Nepal government for dialogue and talk team coordinator on behalf of the UK government Minister Leo Docherty held a meeting at Nepali Embassy in London on Tuesday, the Nepali Embassy informed. Embassy’s Deputy Chief of the Mission/Counselor Roshan Khanal shared that the meeting was focused on carrying out necessary ground works from both the sides and fixing dates for bilateral and multi-lateral meetings and talks with associated sides in advancing efforts to settle the issues of ex-Gurkhas.

According to the Nepali Embassy, date and time have yet to be set for the dialogue. However, Nepali side had urged the UK government for early dialogue to that end and discussions are being held n a way that the government would call the Nepali Embassy for dialogue in the meantime, the Embassy sources said. Also present in the meeting were Deputy Chief of Mission Khanal and Military Attache Colonel Ratna Bahadur Godar, among others, the embassy informed.

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