On June 21, 2017, Assistant Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sher Vahadur Deuba of Nepal on the sideline of the 11th round of China-Nepal diplomatic consultation held in Katmandu.
Sher Bahadur Deuba said that the Nepalese government attaches great importance to developing its relations with China, firmly adheres to the one-China policy, and never allows any forces to conduct anti-China splitting activities in Nepal’s territory. Nepal highly appreciates China for its long-term persistence in the principle of non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs, in giving understanding and support to Nepal’s constitutional process and in providing precious assistance to Nepal’s economic and social development. The Nepalese side welcomes and supports the “Belt and Road” initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping, and believes that it provides valuable opportunities for Nepal’s development. The new Nepalese government promises to continuously implement various consensus reached as well as the agreement signed between both countries, and stands ready to take the joint construction of the “Belt and Road” as an opportunity to promote independent development and regional connectivity of Nepal.
Kong Xuanyou noted that since the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations 62 years ago, China and Nepal had always treated each other as equals, and respected each other. Both countries are good neighbors, good friends and good partners sharing weal and woe. Congratulating Nepal on its positive progress in implementing the new constitution, China will continue to uphold the principle of non-interference of other countries’ affairs, and support Nepal’s efforts in safeguarding its national independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity, hoping that Nepal could realize political and social stability as well as rapid economic development. China is willing to work together with Nepal to speed up and promote mutually beneficial cooperation in trade, investment, post-disaster reconstruction, infrastructure, connectivity, energy, people-to-people and cultural engagement and other fields within the framework of the joint constitution of the “Belt and Road”, so as to bring more well-being for the two countries and peoples.
On the same day, Assistant Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou paid a courtesy call on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara of Nepal, and invited representatives from all major Nepalese political parties for discussion, exchanging views on bilateral relations, situation in Nepal and topics of common interests.