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Nepal and China should support each other on core interests and concerns: Xi tells Prachanda


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Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachand' (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo: @PMO)

Chinese President Xi Jinping has emphasized that Nepal and China should always understand and support each other on issues involving each other's core interests and major concerns.

In the bilateral meeting held at the West Lake State Guesthouse in Hangzhou with Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Xi stressed, "Both sides should focus on promoting infrastructure connectivity, expand transit transportation cooperation, and help Nepal transform from a "land-locked" country to a "land-linked" country at an early date."

Xi further said that China-Nepal cooperation in jointly building the "Belt and Road" has continued to achieve positive results, and the Trans-Himalayan three-dimensional interaction network has begun to take shape during the meeting.

China encourages Chinese enterprises to invest and start businesses in Nepal and promote Nepal's exports to China, added Xi. China is willing to strengthen exchanges of experience in state governance with Nepal and provide assistance within its capacity to Nepal's economic and social development. 

In response, Prime Minister Prachanda said Nepal highly appreciates and will actively participate in the joint construction of the "Belt and Road" and promote the construction of the Trans-Himalayan three-dimensional interconnection network, which, it believes, will greatly assist Nepal's economic development. 

Appreciating Xi as a world visionary leader, Prachanda said, "Nepal firmly adheres to one-China policy. Taiwan and Tibet are both inalienable parts of China's territory. Nepal will not allow any force to use its territory to engage in actions that undermine China's sovereignty and security."

Prachanda also thanked China for its selfless help in economic construction, poverty alleviation, and anti-epidemic initiatives during the meeting.  


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