Nepal Foreign Affairs (KATHMANDU, 28 July 2017) – CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli on Friday said he assured the officials of Tibet Autonomous Region of China on Nepal’s ‘One China’ policy asking them not harbor doubt on such common constant policy practiced through decades.
Upon his arrival after a weeklong visit of Tibet, he also assured the Chinese officials that Nepal will not allow its territory to use against China. During the visit, President Oli held meetings with the head of Tibet Autonomous region, officials of Chinese Communist parties and officials of Shigatse Prefectures.
”Nepal has followed a common and constant position of One China policy. This will be continued” he said,” Nepal is united to address the genuine interest of China. Whoever stays in the government, this policy will be continued”. ‘
It is said that the Chinese leaders had expressed their doubts to the Nepal’s current ruling alliance for their activities, which they claimed have been promoting ‘anti-Chinese sentiment’ in Nepal. They were hinting towards the Sher Bahadur Deuba’s public meeting with separatist leader of Tibet in exile in Goa of India. Then ”Prime Minister in waiting” Deuba had met Lobsang Sange, Prime Minister of Tibet in exile and had shared a dias with him at the invitation of India foundation, a think tank owed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Chinese leaders have been expressing dissatisfaction against Deuba on such activities.
During the meetings, implementations of the past agreements and understanding mentioned in the joint statement during the visit of Prime Minister Oli were discussed for their speeding up. Among them connectivity through railway, highways were prominently highlighted. ‘We extensively discussed about the bilateral relations focusing on railways, highways and airways” he said,” building a port in Kerung was also talked upon.”
Similarly developing Kerung-Rasuwagadi border as a major trading point between the two countries was also discussed. ”You might focus in your border, need not to worry about our side of the border. If you are also looking our support across the border, we will be ready for that.” Chinese officials conveyed.