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Wang Yi Holds Talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara of Nepal

2017/09/07

On September 7, 2017, Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks in Beijing with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara of Nepal.

Wang Yi expressed that China and Nepal are good neighbors and good partners and China-Nepal friendship takes root in the two peoples' hearts. In recent years, Nepal has been undergoing the process of political transformation, yet China-Nepal relations have always maintained healthy development, with close bilateral exchanges, constant strengthened mutual trust and practical cooperation yielding fruitful achievements, which conform to the fundamental interests of both countries. The root causes China-Nepal relations could withstand the tests lay in the equal treatment, mutual support and common development, which are also the core principles and valuable experience for the development of bilateral relations, and should be adhered to constantly in the future. China is willing to, together with Nepal, enhance high-level exchanges and deepen cooperation in major areas covering connectivity, post-disaster reconstruction, trade, investment, energy, and tourism. It is believed that bilateral cooperation in the joint construction of the "Belt and Road" will speed up Nepal's national development, and provide more robust impetus for the development of China-Nepal relations.

Krishna Bahadur Mahara noted that the establishment of Nepal-China relations lies in the solid foundation of mutual respect and equal treatment. All factions in Nepal have high degree of consensus on developing their relations with China. The Nepalese side will firmly adhere to the one-China policy, allow no one to conduct activities that against China's sovereignty and interests in the territory of Nepal. Nepal thanked China for providing support and assistance to its economic and social development, as well as the precious support to Nepal's post-disaster reconstruction, and hoped China will continue to provide support and assistance in the future. Nepal firmly supports and will actively participate in the great "Belt and Road" initiative, and is willing to, together with China, expand bilateral practical cooperation under the "Belt and Road" framework, and push cooperation in all fields including economy, trade, investment, cross-border railway, connectivity, and tourism for further development as well as for higher levels.

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