On the morning of August 17, 2016, Premier Li Keqiang met at Ziguangge, Zhongnanhai with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Krishna Bahadur Mahara of Nepal, who is also special envoy of the newly-appointed Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal of Nepal.
Li Keqiang expressed that China and Nepal have respected each other and treated each other as equals for a long time. We enjoy high-level political mutual trust and close economic and trade exchanges. The development of China-Nepal relations is not targeted at any third party. The Chinese side appreciates the new Nepalese government for its consistent emphasis on developing relations with China, and is willing to jointly promote China-Nepal relations for new progress and facilitate regional peace, stability and prosperity with Nepal in the principle of amity, sincerity, mutual benefit and inclusiveness.
Li Keqiang pointed out that China and Nepal are facing the important missions of developing economy and improving people’s livelihood. China is willing to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation with the Nepalese side in trade and investment, connectivity, infrastructure construction and other fields, and offer support to Nepal within its capacity, especially in coping with natural disasters, post-disaster reconstruction and others.
Krishna Bahadur Mahara said that the new Nepalese government adheres to prioritizing its relations with China in its diplomacy and firmly upholds the One-China policy. The Nepalese side is willing to work with China to strengthen coordination and cooperation, well implement all cooperation consensus reached by the two countries and better realize common development in economic and social sectors.
(Press Release Issued by Chinese Foreign Minister after Nepal’s DPM Krishna Bahadur Mahara (Special envoy of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal) held a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on August 17, 2016.)