High-level Chinese delegation meets PM, Koirala, Prachanda

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 17:55

Kathmandu: A high-level Chinese delegation
led by Tibetan Autonomous Region`s deputy chairperson Hao Peng
today met top Nepalese leaders and expressed Beijing`s concern
over the slow pace of the peace process in the country.

The 10-member delegation, which is currently in Nepal
on a four day goodwill visit, met Prime Minister Madhav Kumar
Nepal, Nepali Congress President Girija Prasad Koirala and
Maoist chief Prachanda and discussed among others political
situation, economic cooperation and Tibetan issues with them.

During the meetings, the delegation enquired about the
latest political developments in Nepal and expressed China`s
concern on the slow pace of peace process and on the process
of drafting the constitution, according to Foreign Ministry
officials here.

The Chinese delegation also enquired about the
activities of the Tibetan exiles in Nepal, it said.

The delegation also discussed issues relating to
resumption of Kathmand-Lhasa bus service and showed interest
in Nepal`s various development endeavours.

During the meeting between Prime Minister Nepal and
the delegation, Madhav Nepal reiterated Nepal`s one China
policy and assured that his country will not allow any
activities directed against China from its soil.

The delegation is also holding meeting with Deputy
Prime Minister Sujata Koirala and Home Minister Bhim Rawal.


First Published: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 17:55

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