26 June, Kathmandu :
The Foreign Ministry has clarified that China has not encroached Nepali land. The Ministry issuing a statement on Thursday has refuted the news reports in the media about Nepal-China boundary.
“The news allegedly based on a “report” of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development which that Ministry has already refuted and clarified stating that such “report” doesn’t exist and that the subject matter doesn’t fall under its jurisdiction,” the Ministry of foreign affairs said in a press release.
Ministry of foreign affairs adds, ” It may be recalled that the boundary between Nepal and China was delineated and demarcated on the basis of the Boundary Treaty of October 5, 1961 and the subsequent protocols signed between the two countries. Boundary Markers No. 37 and 38 reported as missing in the media reports have never been erected as agreed between the two countries owing to natural conditions.”
The Foreign Ministry has said that the government will solve any issue through mutual consultation between the concerned authorities of the two countries if it arises.
The ministry, also requested the media to verify the information from the relevant authorities before commenting on such sensitive matters which may adversely affect the relations between the two friendly neighbors.