Tibet: Dams:Written question - 48565

Q
Asked by Tim Loughton
(East Worthing and Shoreham)
Asked on: 13 October 2016
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tibet: Dams
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the (a) Chinese and (b) Indian authorities on the damming of rivers in Tibet and the effect of that action on water supplies to India.
A
Answered by: Alok Sharma
Answered on: 21 October 2016

​We have had no discussions with the Chinese or Indian authorities on the damming of rivers in Tibet.

The UK supports sustainable economic development in Tibet. Decisions about the management of shared regional resources, like water, are best taken in consultation with neighbouring countries.

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