Amid rising tension with US, Nepal Foreign Minister to visit China next week

Kathmandu [Nepal]: Nepal Foreign Minister Dr Narayan Khadka is set to embark on a three-day browse through to China to hold delegation-level talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.
” At the invitation of Mr Wang Yi, State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Hon. Dr Narayan Khadka, Minister for Foreign Affairs is visiting China from 09 to 11 August 2022,” Nepal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a release. The two ministers will hold bilateral talks, along with their respective delegations on August 10 in Qingdao, China.
The planned visit of the Nepali Foreign Minister comes against the backdrop of rising tension between the US and China. Beijing has sought support from the Himalayan nation over the recent visit of Pelosi to Taiwan.
Earlier this week, the Chinese Ambassador to Nepal- Hou Yanqi claimed the visit by US House Speaker Pelosi to Taiwan was “a serious violation of the one-China principle and the political foundation of China-U.S. relations, and seriously infringes upon China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
Looking for Nepal’s support, the Chinese ambassador in her declaration said, “China and Nepal are good neighbours, trustworthy friends and reliable partners linked by mountains and rivers. The two countries have always understood and supported each other on issues of core interests concerning respective sovereignty, security and territorial integrity.”

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