Friday, 18 September, 2020

Manisha Koirala supports new Nepal map


New Delhi, May 21: Amid a border dispute between India and Nepal over Kalapani and Lipulekh, Bollywood actor Manisha Koirala has supported the Nepalese government’s move to show these two regions as part of its territory.
On Monday, the actor replied to Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali’s tweet informing the inclusion of the two disputed regions in the country’s official map. She also thanked the Nepalese government for the same.
Koirala, who is of Nepalese-origin, said she hoped for a peaceful and respectful dialogue between “all three great nations” — referring to India, Nepal and China.
Thank you for keeping the dignity of our small nation. We all are looking forward for a peaceful and respectful dialogue between all three great nations now.
Gyawali’s tweet in Nepali says that the council of ministers have decided to publish a new map of the country showing its seven provinces, 77 districts and 753 local administrative divisions, including “Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani”. He also added that the official map will be published soon by the country’s land management ministry.
His tweet came a day after he had thanked the Indian government for providing testing kits and medical logistics to Nepal for its battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
Sincere thanks to the Government of India for providing medical logistics and testing kits for 30,000 tests which were handed over to the Ministry of Health and Population today as a part of ongoing cooperation to fight the pandemic. 

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