Govt to talk on Chinese map via diplomatic channel: Minister Sharma


August 30, 2023


Govt to talk on Chinese map via diplomatic channel: Minister Sharma

Minister for Communication, Information and Technology Rekha Sharma/File photo.

KATHMANDU: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Rekha Sharma has said the government would adopt a diplomatic channel to talk about the map China released recently.

During a news conference organized at the ministry today, Minister Sharma who is also the spokesperson of the government said, “Our official map is pointed at the border and was passed by parliament unanimously. We need to talk through diplomatic channels in which context China made public its map.”

The government would make public its view after holding dialogue with China, according to her.

Similarly, Minister Sharma reminded that the MCC compact was endorsed by the parliament with an interpretative declaration following intense debate and discussion on it. “MCC’s implementation moves ahead smoothly,” he argued.

Whether the interpretative declaration would be attracted in the course of MCC implementation is a major issue, she said, adding that the government is aware of it and will move ahead in line with the declaration.

In response to a question relating to TERAMOX system, she said the questions raised before implementation should be answered.

The response must be clear. Phone tapping of citizens would not be allowed and other works allowed by law would be continued, according to her.