‘China-Nepal ties will not change even with political shift’

W020160816593876274390KATHMANDU, Aug. 16 (Nepal Foreign Affairs)–China has expressed hope that all political factions in Nepal would unite and promote stability.

During a meeting with Nepal government’s Special Envoy Krishna Bahadur Mahara in Beijing on Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that China’s friendship toward Nepal would not change even with the political shift, read a press release issued by the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Beijing.

“China expects that all political forces in Nepal will strengthen unity and jointly advance Nepal’s peace, stability and development,” Wang said on the occasion.

He said China hoped to carry out the consensus already reached by the two countries’ leaders and deepen cross-border transport, trade and energy cooperation.

Mahara told Wang the foundation of bilateral ties was firm and would not change because of the new government.

Mahara, who is on a two-day visit, said he was carrying an invitation from President Bidhya Devi Bhandari to the Chinese leader to come as planned. Mahara will call on Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday in Beijing.

(With inputs from agencies)

(Photo courtesy : Chinese Foreign Ministry)

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