Nepal’s new gov’t committed to China-friendly policy: envoy

W020160816593876274390BEIJING, Aug.16 (Xinhua) — The new government of Nepal will continue a friendly and cooperative policy toward China, said Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara on Tuesday.

Mahara made the remarks as special envoy of new Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal during a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Mahara, who is on a two-day visit to China, said that both the new government and Prime Minister Puspa Kamal Dahal attach great importance to relations with China.

Presenting a letter from the Nepalese leader to the Chinese leader, Mahara said Nepal-China relations have a solid foundation, and a friendly policy toward China is the consensus of the government and the public.

Nepal will adhere to the one-China policy and work with China to forge ahead with projects agreed on by the previous government and China, said Mahara, who is also minister of finance.

Wang welcomed Mahara’s visit as a special envoy shortly after the formation of the new government in Nepal on August 3.

Hailing their time-tested bilateral relations, Wang said no matter what changes take place in the international situation or Nepal’s domestic situation, China-Nepal friendship, mutual trust and mutually beneficial cooperation will remain unchanged.

Wang said that China is willing to work with Nepal’s new government to implement the consensus between leaders of the two countries and deepen cooperation in areas including connectivity, transportation, free trade agreements, post-disaster reconstruction and energy.

China looks forward to seeing a united Nepal to promote peace, stability and development in the country.


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