Nepal told to curb "anti-China" activities from its soil

China has asked Nepal to take strong measures to ensure that its soil is not used for "anti-China" activities, apparently by the supporters of the Dalai Lama.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 28, 2014, 17:05 PM IST

Kathmandu: China has asked Nepal to take strong measures to ensure that its soil is not used for "anti-China" activities, apparently by the supporters of the Dalai Lama.

In a strongly worded message, Luo Sang Jiang Cun, the visiting chief of Tibet Autonomous Region of China, asked the government to curb anti-China activities within the Nepalese soil.

Luo met Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bam Dev Gautam and Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey yesterday and discussed bilateral issues including border security and Tibetan assistance to bordering Nepali districts, Home Ministry sources said.

China has asked Nepal to take measures to control anti-China activities and Kathmandu has reiterated its stance that it would not allow any activity directed against its northern neighbour, Home Ministry spokesperson Laxmi Prasad Dhaka said.

The two sides also agreed to take effective measures to strengthen border security during the talks, Dhaka said.

Though, Luo did not mention 'Tibetan refugees', he repeatedly mentioned "anti-Chinese elements" during the talks.

Luo said "China doesn't have any refugee as such" and those crossing the border into Nepal are illegal, apparently referring to huge population of Tibetans living in the country.

The two sides also discussed ideas for celebrating the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Nepal-China diplomatic relations and indicated that high-level diplomatic exchanges will continue in 2015.

Luo will also call on President Ram Baran Yadav, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and other senior leaders.

During his meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Development Prakash Man Singh scheduled for Thursday Luo will discuss about possible Tibetan assistance to 15 northern Nepal districts that have borders with Tibet.

China has frequently blamed the Dalai Lama for violence in Tibet, though the self-exiled spiritual leader has denied any involvement in violent protests in his Himalayan homeland.