Digital Desk, Kathmandu. Nepal’s Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka will visit China from August 9-11 amid rising tensions between China and Taiwan after the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The Foreign Ministry of Nepal made this announcement on Friday.
The ministry said that at the invitation of Chinese State Counselor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Dr. Khadka is visiting China from August 9 to 11. The two ministers will hold bilateral talks on August 10 in Qingdao, China, leading their respective delegations. Wang will host a banquet in honor of Khadka and members of the delegation, the statement said.
The visit comes days after Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi issued a statement in Kathmandu on Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. We believe that Nepal will continue to adhere to the one-China principle, understand and support China’s legitimate and just position, and work closely with China to protect each other’s sovereignty, security and territorial integrity. .
The ambassador said, China highly appreciates Nepal’s long-standing commitment to the one-China principle and resolute opposition to Taiwan independence. It is also the political foundation of China-Nepal relations. We believe that the Government of Nepal and its people will continue to adhere to the One-China Principle and understand and support China’s legitimate and just position. After the visit was announced, Nepal’s foreign ministry said it was closely monitoring the evolving situation in the Taiwan Strait.
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