Kathmandu, 8 August, 2017 : Nepal has clarified that Nepal won't be siding with any of the parties to the dispute. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara said that Nepal wishes to see both India and China resolve the issue through peaceful means.
"Nepal is very clear on the issue [Doklam standoff]. We wish to see this standoff resolved peacefully and through diplomatic negotiations. We obviously do not want our neighbors engage in war,” said Minister Mahara.
Asked if India and China were trying to court Nepal in their favor on the Doklam standoff, Foreign Minister Mahara said that Nepal pursues independent foreign policy and that it won't align with any of the neighbors.
"We won't be aligning with any of our neighbors in this issue. We are not in favor of any of the parties to the dispute," he said, while urging both the neighbors to resolve the issue peacefully.