‘India being engaged in repatriation talks’

British envoy to Nepal Andrew James Sparkes
British envoy to Nepal Andrew James Sparkes

British Ambassador to Nepal Andrew James Sparkes has indicated western powers are consulting India as part of their efforts to allow willing Bhutanese in exile for repatriation.

Talking at a function in Nepal’s eastern district Jhapa, while inaugurating British aided projects, Andrew however denied revealing further details.

United Kingdom taking over leadership of the core group countries, that are resettling Bhutanese exiles, shortly. He said, as he takes over the leadership priority will be given for repatriation of the Bhutanese exiles.

Over 10,000 Bhutanese exiles have not expressed willingness to resettle in western countries. The elderly Bhutanese are still running campaigns for repatriation though over 80,000 have now been resettled in western countries.

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  • September 7, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    At last and at least, thanks to the British Ambassador HE Sparkes for taking such bold and admiring initiatives as there are our oldies waiting for such a long time to be back to their own land and such alternatives should be given whoever wants it BUT I doubt Indian may not be at all interested.


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