China reminds Nepali Congress of BP Koirala’s contribution to border issue settlement in 1960s

File: Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi

Kathmandu, December 4

In response to Nepali Congress leader Jeevan Bahadur Shahi’s claim that the Chinese government has encroached on the Nepali land in Humla, the Chinese government wrote a four-page letter to the party expressing its rebuttal, it has been revealed on Friday.

Onlinekhabar obtained a copy of the letter dated November 13, in which the embassy has also reminded the main opposition party of its founder BP Koirala’s contribution to settling the border issue between the two countries in the early 1960s, when Koirala was the prime minister.

“Shahi’s claims are not only contrary to the facts but also amount to deliberately undermining the friendly relations between our two countries which the Nepali Congress has always been committed to,” the letter reads, “The embassy hopes that the Nepali Congress could stand up to safeguard the long-lasting friendly relationship between us and restrain its party members from making any baseless and irresponsible remarks.”

The letter is not signed by any official, neither does it categorically mention who wrote it. Likewise, the letter is addressed to “Nepali Congress” without mentioning any official of the party.

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