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Prime Minister Sushil Koirala of Nepal Meets with Wang Yi
2014/12/27

On December 26, 2014, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala of Nepal met with Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kathmandu.

Sushil Koirala expressed that the relations between Nepal and China, which are built on the Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, witness a vigorous development. Nepal highly appreciates the important role played by China in the international community and believes that the continuously growing economic and strategic influence of China is crucial to Nepal. China is committed to building a cooperative relationship with its neighboring nations, for which Nepal is highly encouraged. Nepal looks forward to maintaining high-level mutual visits and attracting more Chinese enterprises to invest in Nepal by taking the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relationship between Nepal and China as opportunities. More Chinese tourists are welcomed to travel in Nepal to boost exchanges between the youth of the two countries. Nepal appreciates China for its support to the integration process of South Asia and hopes that China could deepen cooperation with South Asian Association Regional Cooperation (SAARC). Sushil Koirala expressed that Nepal strives to achieve a goal of drafting constitution, peace, development and stability and is grateful to China's support for the process of constitution drafting.

Wang Yi expressed that China gives top priority to its relations with neighboring countries in its diplomacy and dedicates to forging a neighborhood community of shared destiny. Nepal is an important cooperative partner of China in this process. Nepal has given firm support to China on issues concerning China's sovereignty, security and core interests and China has also offered firm and consistent support to Nepal's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.

Wang Yi said that China hopes to, taking the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the China-Nepal diplomatic relationship as opportunities, deepen practical cooperation in nine fields including trade, investment, agriculture, infrastructure construction, science and technology, connectivity, tourism, people-to-people and cultural exchanges, and security and law-enforcement and cooperate on and promote an early implementation of those projects that both needed in Nepal's national development and China has the capability to offer help, so as to benefit the Nepalese people. China welcomes Nepal to participate in the construction of the "Belt and Road" and board China's train of development by making use of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Silk Road Fund and other cooperation fund of China towards the South Asian countries. As the largest neighbor of South Asia, China is willing to play a more active role in the integration of South Asia, which conduces to the development of South Asia. China hopes that all the political parties in Nepal could reach an early consensus on constitution by starting from the fundamental interests of the country and nation, so as to achieve peace and stability in Nepal and create conditions for Nepal's development.

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