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Nepal: Chinese delegates continue talks

September 15, 2010

The Himalayan Times (Nepal)
September 13, 2010

Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal during the
meeting with the 21 member high level Chinese
delegation team led by He Yong, Vice-Premier and
Secretary at the Secretariat of Central Committee
of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at Singha
Durbar in Kathmandu on Sunday, September 12, 2010.

KATHMANDU -- The visiting high level Chinese
delegation today held talks with Prime Minister
Madhav Kumar Nepal and President Dr Ram Baran
Yadav and shared their views on the ongoing peace
process, on which they want to see political
consensus among the parties to conclude it in a positive manner.

The 21-member delegation led by He Yong,
Secretary of the Secretariat of the 17th Central
Committee of the Communist Party of China, called
on Prime Minister Nepal at his office in Singha
Durbar. According to the PM’s Foreign Affairs
Adviser Rajan Bhattarai, issues pertaining to the
current political deadlock, peace process and
bilateral cooperation, among others, figured in the talks.

The Chinese team urged the prime minister to make
efforts to forge national consensus in order to
end the deadlock and expressed confidence that
national consensus would be forged and the peace
and the statute drafting processes concluded successfully, Bhattarai added.

Prime Minister Nepal reaffirmed Nepal’s one China
policy and said the government would not allow
any outfit on its territory. Secretary He
expressed satisfaction over Nepal’s ‘one China’
policy and the alertness adopted by the country over the Tibet issue.

According to the Bhattarai, He assured China’s
full support to the peace process in Nepal,
without any interference. He indirectly signaled
that China would not accept interference of any
foreign power in Nepal’s internal affairs.

President Yadav met the Chinese delegates at
Shital Niwas and discussed the peace and
constitution drafting processes and Nepal-China
relations. Dr Yadav also affirmed Nepal’s commitment to the ‘one China’ policy.

According to President’s Press Adviser Rajendra
Dahal, Chinese officials said they were looking
forward to welcoming President Yadav to China. He
is scheduled to depart to China on a "formal"
visit to observe the concluding ceremony of Shanghai Expo-2010 on 31 October.

Secretary He’s team arrived on Saturday on a
six-day "goodwill" visit in response to separate
invitations form the three major
parties—UCPN-Maoist, Nepali Congress and CPN-UML.

The team also conferred with CPN-UML Chairman
Jhalanath Khanal at Hotel Soaltee today and
exchanged views on bilateral relations. The
Chinese delegates held separate meetings with
UCPN-Maoist and Nepali Congress leaders on Saturday.
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