MOFA Spokesperson’s response to queries regarding the statement by Minister of External Affairs of India
In response to queries on the statement by Minister of External Affairs of India, H.E. Smt. Sushma Swaraj, the Spokesperson of MoFA said,
Attention of the Government of Nepal was drawn to the statement made by the Minister of External Affairs of India during her annual press conference. The reference made about the public participation at the Civic Felicitation programme held in honour of the Prime Minister of India in Janakpur on 11 May 2018 was unfortunate. It has come to the notice of the Government of Nepal that she has publicly admitted her mistake and apologized for the same. The Government of Nepal sincerely thanks all those who raised concerns over this issue. Social cohesion and harmony characterize the Nepali way of life that is reflective of national unity among people living in all regions, which should be respected by all.
May 29, 2018