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Wang Yang Holds Talks with Deputy Prime Minister Bijay Kumar Gachhadar of Nepal

On August 15, 2017 local time, Vice Premier Wang Yang, who was visiting Nepal, held talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Bijay Kumar Gachhadar of Nepal. Both sides unanimously agreed to make joint efforts to promote China-Nepal practical cooperation in various fields for continuous and new achievements.

Wang Yang expressed that linked by rivers and mountains, China and Nepal are friends sharing mutual trust and partners of win-win cooperation. China is willing to join hands with Nepal to implement the important consensus reached by President Xi Jinping and the leaders of Nepal, so as to promote practical cooperation between the two countries under the "Belt and Road" framework for more outcomes. The two sides should strive to expand bilateral trade, enhance investment cooperation between the two sides, support Nepal to improve its own level of industrial development, steadily advance construction of infrastructure projects such as railways, highways and ports, strengthen connectivity, expand cooperation in oil, gas, electricity clean energy and other resources, and help Nepal to increase its capacity in energy supply. The two countries need to enhance people-to-people and cultural exchanges, boost local cooperation, and support Nepal to carry out tourism promotion in various forms. Both sides should commit to improving people's livelihood, enhance cooperation in medical treatment and public health and conduct joint research on improving quality of drinking water in the urban areas of Nepal. Wang Yang expressed condolences to the recent severe flood disaster in Nepal, and stressed that China will continue to provide supports within its own capacity to Nepal on disaster prevention and post-disaster reconstruction.

Bijay Kumar Gachhadar said that Nepal and China share a long history of friendship, with bilateral practical cooperation delivering fruitful achievements. Nepal thanks China for the support and assistance to Nepal's economic and social development for a long time, especially support and assistance to the country's recent disaster relief and reconstruction. Nepal looks forward to expanding bilateral cooperation under the "Belt and Road" framework, continuously enhancing bilateral trade and investment scales, strengthening connectivity, and constantly pushing forward cooperation in such sectors as transportation infrastructure, energy, disaster prevention and relief. Nepal is willing to provide better investment environment for Chinese enterprises in Nepal, and welcomes more Chinese tourists to travel to the country.

After the meeting, both sides jointly attended the signing ceremony of bilateral cooperation documents.

On the same day, Wang Yang also met respectively with Chairman of Communist Party of Nepal (CPN Maoist Center) and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, and Chief of Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist and Leninist and former Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli. Wang Yang expressed that the Communist Party of China is ready to, together with all parties in Nepal, cement friendly exchanges, and enhance exchanges of experience in state governance and administration, so as to jointly boost China-Nepal friendly cooperation. Prachanda and Khadga Prasad Oli said that all political parties and groups in Nepal support to develop their relations with China, and will continue to strengthen friendly exchanges with the Chinese side.

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