Beijing China said that its close relationship with Nepal was not against “any third country”. It is noteworthy that China has emphasized on strengthening the relationship between the two countries in its recent visit to Nepal by Defense Minister General Wei Feng. He also called the Prime Minister of Nepal K.P. Sharma met Oli and exchanged views on topics of mutual interest.
During his visit on Sunday, the Chinese Defense Minister held talks with Nepal Army Chief General Purna Chandra Thapa on ways to restore military exercises and training affected by the Kovid-19 epidemic.
“We believe that our cooperation is in mutual interest and is conducive to socio-economic development in Nepal,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Chunying told a press conference here. This relationship is not against any third country. ”
Nepali leadership applauded for supporting a “China” policy
The Chinese Defense Ministry said in a statement here on Monday that during its visit, State Counselor General Wei also praised the Nepali leadership for supporting the “One China” policy. At the same time, it also offered strong support for safeguarding Nepal’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.
According to a statement issued by the Nepal Army, he also promised to provide additional assistance to the Nepalese Army in fighting the Kovid-19 epidemic. It is noteworthy that under the “One China” policy, Beijing asks to recognize Taiwan and Tibet as part of China.
There are also a large number of Tibetans in Nepal
The statement said that with the deepening of investment by providing heavy loans and loans to Nepal bordering Tibet, China wants that Kathmandu Tibetans to meet Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama in Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh, India) ) Prevented him from going. Beijing sees the 14th Dalai Lama (85) as an separatist separating Tibet from China. A large number of Tibetans are also living in Nepal.
When asked about Kathmandu’s assurances of not allowing Nepal’s terrain to be used for anti-China activities, Hua said, “China and Nepal are friendly neighbors who are connected by mountains and rivers.” This year is the 65th anniversary of our relationship. We stood with solidarity against Kovid-19 and we are increasing mutual trust and friendship. We will increase mutual cooperation and together continue to promote the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and strengthen the relationship. ”
Chinese Defense Minister arrives in Nepal 2 days after visit of Foreign Secretary of India
It is noteworthy that General Wei’s visit to Nepal comes just days after India’s Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla’s first two-day visit to Nepal. Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane paid a three-day visit to Nepal in the first week of November. Had He undertook this journey with the aim of re-establishing bilateral relations. In recent times, there was tension in the bilateral relations between the two countries regarding the border dispute between India and Nepal.
General Wei’s visit also comes amid ongoing differences in the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP). Apart from the investment, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yankee is also trying to mobilize support for Prime Minister Oli, who is former Prime Minister Pushp Kamal Dahal. Prachanda ‘are facing rebellion under the’ led ‘faction.
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