Will not allow anti-Chinese activities: Nepal to China

In the wake of Tibetans in Nepal trying to hold elections for their government-in-exile, President Ram Baran Yadav said Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao that it would not allow "any force" to "damage" Chinese interest in its territory.

Last Updated: Nov 01, 2010, 17:43 PM IST

Beijing: In the wake of Tibetans in Nepal trying to hold elections for their government-in-exile, President Ram Baran Yadav Monday assured Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao that it would not allow "any force" to "damage" Chinese interest in its territory.

Yadav also told Wen that Nepal staunchly adheres to "One-China policy and never allows any force to damage China`s interests on Nepali territory."

The Nepalese President`s assurance came in the wake of China protesting against activities carried out under the banner of the `Free Tibet` movement in Nepal.

Last month, Tibetans living in Nepal tried to hold elections for their government-in-exile, but authorities thwarted their attempts after coming under pressure from China.

During the meeting, Wen said China will have "model" ties with Kathmandu.

Yadav along with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa attended the Shanghai Expo closing ceremony along with Wen.

Later, Yadav thanked China for its "goodwill and support for his country", state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

On his part, Wen said China and Nepal are good neighbours, good friends and good partners and termed their bilateral relations a "model" for "equal and friendly cooperation between the two countries."

"China will consolidate its traditional friendship with Nepal, deepen pragmatic cooperation and enrich its comprehensive partnership," Wen said.

Wen also met Rajapaksa in Shanghai and offered to strengthen cooperation in infrastructure and Chinese investments.

Besides expanding cultural exchanges, the two countries should closely coordinate in international and regional affairs to promote comprehensive partnership, Wen said.

Rajapaksa thanked China`s assistance and support to Sri Lanka.

"China`s development contributes to peace and stability in the region as well as the world at large," he said.

Besides Nepal, China is also investing heavily in Sri Lanka where it is developing a deep water port at Hambantota.

PTI