Regional Ties with China
Chinese President Xi Jinping recently met with the Chairman of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), Puspa Kamal Dahal Prachanda. Both leaders pledged for cooperation where Nepal is seeking a greater role from China in protecting its fundamental interests. Xi, who is also the general secretary of the Communist Party of China’s Central Committee, assured that China gives great importance to bilateral ties with Nepal, appreciates Nepal’s adherence to the one-China policy, and supports Nepal’s efforts to achieve national progress and development.
During the meeting, Xi assured that China is willing to work with Nepal to reinforce their friendship and boost bilateral ties to promote their comprehensive cooperative partnership, where maintaining a win-win relation- ship will be of top priority.
The China-Nepal friendship is not only in the fundamental interests of the two countries and its people, but also significant in bringing stability and development in the region. Xi reassured that his Communist Party of China would increase exchanges with Nepal’s Unified Communist Party and other major political parties of the country to strengthen their friendship. Prachanda expressed gratitude to China’s selfless assistance over the years and believed that China will provide Nepal with financial and technical support. Furthermore, Prachanda assured that Nepal would continue to adhere to the one-China policy.