(TibetanReview.net, Apr 06, 2009) — The Chinese government of Tibet Autonomous Region is to provide an annual aid worth 3 million yuan (US $441,000) to northern Nepal for five years beginning from 2009, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency Apr 4. “The economic development of the northern Nepal is relatively backward due to inconvenient transportation. We will offer grain and basic commodities to Nepal after further negotiations with Nepali government,” it quoted Qiangba Puncog, chairman of the TAR government as saying after meeting with Nepali Foreign Minister Upendra Yadav in Lhasa on Apr 4.
Mr Yadav, in turn, vowed that his country would stick to the one-China policy and the policy of being always against any anti-China activities.
Yadav arrived in Lhasa on Apr 4 on his way to Chengdu, capital of China’s Sichuan Province.