Nepalese PM says China’s role most important in Nepal’s development

Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said Friday that Nepal-China relations have been moving ahead on the basis of mutual respect and understanding.

Oli made the remarks at the launch ceremony of a book entitled Sixty Years of Dynamic Partnership.

Written by former Nepali diplomat Hiranya Lal Shrestha, the book documents all major developments in Nepal-China relations since the two countries established diplomatic relations in 1955.

The Nepali prime minister said Nepal-China relations have always been cordial and trouble-free over the past 60 years.

Recalling his visit to China in March this year, Oli said his visit has lifted the bilateral relationship to a new height.

SOUNDBITE (NEPALI) KP SHARMA OLI, Prime Minister of Nepal:
“Nepal highly values its relationship with neighboring countries, especially its relation with China. The country wants extensive support from China in achieving economic development.”

Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Wu Chuntai said China-Nepal relations have always remained cordial and friendly.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) WU CHUNTAI, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal:
“I want to mention that the China visit of Nepalese Prime Minister Oli has brought back the spirit of five principles of peaceful co-existence. Also, it has brought back the partnership to life in 21st century which has laid a solid foundation for our relations in the days to come. This visit is very much conclusive for regional stability and peace in this part of the world.”

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