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Premier meets Nepalese deputy PM

Updated: Aug 17,2016 7:40 PM

Premier Li Keqiang met Krishna Bahadur Mahara, the Nepalese deputy prime minister and special envoy of the country’s new Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, on August 16 in Beijing.

Hailing the Sino-Nepal relationship as one with a high-level political mutual trust and close business and trade interactions, Premier Li said China appreciates the new Nepalese government’s efforts to attach great importance to the relationship, and that China is willing to further boost the ties, thus promoting peace, stability and prosperity in the region.

Premier Li said both China and Nepal face challenges in developing the economy and improving people’s well-being. “We are ready to further deepen cooperation in fields such as trade and investment, interconnectivity and infrastructure construction, and provide necessary help in natural disaster relief and post-disaster reconstruction,” he said.

Mahara said the new Nepalese government will always prioritize the Sino-Nepal relationship and stick to the One-China policy. Nepal says it is willing to carry out all the cooperation projects with China to achieve mutually better economic and social development.