KATHMANDU, NOV 19 -
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Narayankaji Shrestha on Sunday reaffirmed that Nepal will not allow Tibetan refugees to conduct political activities in the country.
In a meeting with visiting US Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, Maria Otero, Shrestha said the government had provided asylum to refuges on humanitarian grounds and hence they are not supposed to conduct political activities in Nepali territory.
Otero, who arrived on a three-day visit to Kathmandu on Saturday, also called on Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai on Sunday afternoon. During the discussions, Bhattarai briefed the US official on efforts being made by the government to end the current political impasse.
Otero is scheduled to meet Tibetan youths and teachers and Bhutanese refugees during her stay in Nepal.
She is also scheduled to hold a briefing with NGO representatives on anti-human trafficking and meet interlocutors of the International Organization for Migration.
Posted on: 2012-11-19 08:33