Press statement on news report about Nepal-China border

Press Statement

Attention of the Ministry has been drawn to the media reports about the alleged construction of buildings by China within Nepali territory between Nepal-China boundary pillars number 11 and 12 in Humla district.

The Department of Survey, Government of Nepal, based on the official records, reports of the joint field inspection and boundary maps, has verified and confirmed that the said buildings are not located within the Nepali territory.

It may be recalled that the matter of buildings in question also surfaced in some media in 2016. An inter-ministerial team after the field inspection had concluded that the said buildings were located approximately one kilometer inside the Chinese territory from the Nepal-China border.

The boundary between Nepal and China was delineated and demarcated based on the Boundary Treaty and Boundary Protocols signed between the two countries. Nepal and China have always maintained close communication on border matters.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Singh Durbar

23 September 2020