KATHMANDU, Nov 9: Minister for Foreign Affairs (MoFA) Prakash Sharan Mahat has said that Nepal is committed to its long-held 'One-China' policy.
“Nepal government has no confusion over One-China policy. Nepal has been reiterating this time and again. I think both Nepal and China are clear about the issue,” said Minister Mahat.
Talking to a group of journalists at his office Tuesday, Minister Mahat claimed that China had not raised any questions over Nepal's commitment to 'One-China' policy. The minister was responding to news reports published in Republica daily in its Tuesday edition which stated that the northern neighbor had questioned Nepal's commitment to One-China policy, considering the activities of the new government and the ruling party leaders.
Minister Mahat also clarified that there were no representative of Tibetan government in exile when NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba delivered keynote speech at the conference entitled 'India Ideas Conclave' organized by India Foundation in Goa, India. He, however, expressed ignorance if any such representatives had participated before or after Deuba delivered his speech.
Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi had invited Chinese embassy officials to his office and clarified Nepal's position on 'One-China' policy Tuesday afternoon. “They do not have any grudge or complaint against Nepal's position on this issue,” the minister added.