News Digest: International Relations & Foreign Affairs (October 28 – November 3, 2021)

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Prime Minister Deuba and his Indian Counter Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting in Glasgow on the sidelines of the United Nations 26th Climate Conference (COP26) on November 2. He also met British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at a breakfast meeting. They discussed increasing 45 percent of forest area. He met Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa as well. Deuba is also scheduled to meet with US President Joe Biden’s climate expert.

PM Deuba and his Indian counterpart discussed resolving all kinds of problems between Nepal and India, Nepal’s political situation, bilateral cooperation, SAARC Summit, and other issues in the sideline of COP26. Modi is scheduled to arrive in Nepal after Tihar. After that, Deuba will visit New Delhi.  Nepal urged India to formally establish new air routes over India from Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, and Mahendranagar. Deuba also urged India’s support in resuming chemical fertilizer exports to Nepal while both parties await a formal agreement.

Indian tourists have been struck by the Home Ministry’s new strict border regulation policy against the illegal entry of Rohingya and Afghan refugees. Police have stated that the voter indent card has been made mandatory as there is a problem in the identity of Indian due to fake Aadhaar cards.

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