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China asks US to respect Nepal’s sovereignty as Kathmandu gives nod to MCC

Indiansapidnews | 28/02/2022 10:23 PM | Click to read full article

Peeved over the Nepalese parliament’s approval of the US-funded $500 million grant agreement despite its persistent opposition, a concerned China said on Monday that Washington should not undermine the sovereignty of other countries through ‘coercive diplomacy.’

Much to the surprise of Beijing, Nepal’s Parliament on Sunday ratified the contentious US-funded $500 million Millennium Challenge Corporation compact along with an interpretive declaration a day ahead of the February 28 deadline set by Washington.