|Li Keqiang Meets with Nepalese Guest|
On the afternoon of September 7, 2017, Premier Li Keqiang met at Ziguangge of Zhongnanhai with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara of Nepal.
Li Keqiang expressed that China and Nepal are friendly neighboring countries connected by mountains and rivers, and enjoy a long-standing friendship. China hopes for unity among all factions in Nepal and smooth progress in their political agenda to usher in a new phase of lasting stability and prosperity for the country at an early date. China is willing to, together with Nepal, maintain high-level exchanges momentum to promote bilateral friendship and cooperation to continuously benefit the two countries' independent and common development, the two peoples as well as regional stability and prosperity.
Li Keqiang pointed out that China is willing to take the joint construction of the “Belt and Road” as an opportunity to enhance connectivity, expand trade and investment, boost China-Nepal joint feasibility research on free trade agreement and the construction of cross-border economic cooperative zone, carry out production capacity cooperation in such areas as energy and infrastructure, and enhance cooperation in post-disaster reconstruction and tourism. China is ready to provide support within its due capacity to Nepal’s economic and social development.
Krishna Bahadur Mahara said that Nepal-China relations are a example in following the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence. Nepal will continue to adhere to the one-China policy, hopes to maintain high-level exchanges and deepen practical cooperation so as to achieve mutual benefit and win-win results and join hands to constantly push bilateral friendly cooperative relations for development.