The ninth and final meeting of Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on India-Nepal relations concluded in Kathmandu 30 June 2018 evening. The Representatives from Nepal and India deliberated upon various bilateral issues including 1950 Peace and Friendship treaty, trade, transit and border during the two-day meeting.
Indian side was represented by Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Jayant Prasad, Bhuvan Chandra Upreti and Mahendra P. Lama. Nepalese side included Bhekh Bahadur Thapa, Nilamber Acharya, Rajan Bhattarai and Surya Nath Upadhyay.
The Group is expected to submit a report to their respective governments soon. The EPG is a joint mechanism consisting experts and intellectuals from India and Nepal.
It was set up in February 2016 to make suggestions for updating all existing bilateral treaties and agreements between both the countries. The EPG is completing its two-year tenure next month.