Kathmandu, April 2: Prime Minister Jigmi Y Thinley, who came to Nepal to pay homage to late Girija Prasad Koirala on the 13th day of his death, this Thursday, said Bhutan was serious in resolving the Bhutanese issue.
“This is the problem that deserves a solution”, Thinley said, “Governments of both Bhutan and Nepal have given a top priority for this.”
He said there were several reasons due to which both countries were not be able to do much on this issue. “We’ll continue with our efforts to find a solution,” he added.
Thinley, who also met the Nepalese Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, and held discussions on the upcoming SAARC summit, climate change and the long-standing imbroglio, thanked the core-groups for resettling exiled Bhutanese, according to PM Nepal’s Foreign Advisor Rajan Bhattarai.
“We are thankful for eight countries in the core-group led by the United States of America for resettling people in camps on humanitarian grounds,” he said.
While in Nepal for a day private visit, Thinley met Koirala’s daughter, who is also Deputy Prime Minister cum Foreign Minister of Nepal, in Mandikatar.
He presented himself bold and courageous to comment on issue of exiled Bhutanese.
Also, with top priority major dailies today carried Thinley’s photograph with Indian yoga guru Ram Dev and Nepalese PM Nepal.
Nepal and Bhutan were unable to resume bilateral talks after Khudunabari incidence in 2004.