China suggests talks to solve border issues

Kathmandu, 15 November : Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu on Thursday said China wished Nepal and India could solve their territory disputes on Kalapani through friendly consultations and negotiations.

“The Chinese side has always respected sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Nepali side,” a statement received from the embassy read.

It denied charges “noticed in some irresponsible media and individual groups” claiming China also encroached Nepali land. These charges are baseless and aim at diverting public attentions, read the statement.

It said China and Nepal signed the Boundary Treaty in 1961 and the boundary has been delimited and demarcated.
“Over the years, the two sides have a good cooperation in matters such as the boundary and dry ports affairs,” it said, recalling President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Nepal in October.

During the visit, the two sides signed the Agreement on the Boundary Management System.

“China is willing to further strengthen cooperation with the Nepali side on boundary affairs to avoid interference from the outside and promote common development. Any attempt to undermine China-Nepal relations won’t be achievable,” read the statement.

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