Nepali Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal, and his Bhutanese counterpart Lyonchhen Jigmi Y Thinley, held a meeting at the PM´s office in Singha Durbar‚ where they agreed to resume bilateral negotiations on the repatriation of Bhutanese refugees.
After a nine year hiatus, Nepal and Bhutan have agreed to resume bilateral negotiations on the repatriation of Bhutanese refugee that were stalled since 2003.The date for resumption of talks will be decided through diplomatic means. This was decided in the meeting held by Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal (R) and his Bhutanese counterpart Lyonchhen Jigmi Y Thinley at the PM´s office in Singha Durbar ‚Kathmandu.
Thinley, who chairs the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) discussed strengthening of bilateral issues, preparation of the upcoming SAARC summit and the long-standing Bhutanese refugee issue, among others.
He arrived in Nepal on Thursday on a three-day long official visit.
Thinley is scheduled to leave for Afghanistan on Saturday.