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Border security to top agenda during Rawal's China visit

February 8, 2010

Express India
February 7, 2010

Kathmandu Border security and Tibetan refugees
will top the agenda of talks Home Minister Bhim
Rawal will have with the Chinese leadership
during his week-long visit to Beijing, according to officials here.

Rawal left for Lhasa, Tibet, on his way to
Beijing yesterday, leading an eight-member high-level Nepalese delegation.

He was accompanied by chiefs of all three
security agencies -- Nepal Police, Armed Police
Force and National Investigation Department.

Border security and Tibetan refugees issue will
prominently figure during his meetings in
Beijing, a Home Ministry official said.

During the talks, the two sides will also outline
a "joint strategy" for effective implementation
of Nepal's commitment to one-China policy.

"We will hold talks with Chinese officials, with
the focus on a joint strategy for the
implementation of our commitment to one-China
policy," Rawal told reporters at the Tribhuvan
International Airport before his departure to Lhasa.

Beijing has expressed concern over anti-China
protests being staged here by Tibetan exiles and
urged Nepal to make "extra efforts" to curb such activities.
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