Kathmandu: China has said it opposes any attempt to undermine Nepal’s sovereignty and independence, interfere in its internal affairs and engage in geopolitical games in the country.
During a meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs Narayan Khadka on Saturday, visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that China believes the affairs of Nepal should be decided by its people, Global Times reported.
No matter how the international or domestic situations of the two countries change, China will strive to promote a China-Nepal community with a shared future along the direction set by the leaders of the two countries, the mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party reported Wang as saying to his Nepali counterpart.
China supports Nepal in pursuing independent domestic and foreign policies, the Chinese top diplomat said, noting that China believes that all countries are equal regardless of size, and respects the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of all countries.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang is currently on a three-day visit to Nepal. The visit comes in the wake of parliamentary ratification of Millennium Challenge Corporation’s $500 million Nepal Compact about which China expressed its reservations openly and the accusation that Sher Bahadur Deuba government is turning a cold shoulder to Beijing.