China, Nepal to work together on BRI

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Kathmandu, 23 Sept: Nepal and China have decided to take further their earlier commitment to pursue the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ jointly and build a new just world order together.

Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated this commitment when they met at the West Lake State Guesthouse in the afternoon today during the inaugural event of the 19th South Asian Games in Hangzhou.

During the meeting, PM Dahal said that ‘Nepal highly appreciates and will actively participate in the joint construction of the “Belt and Road” and promote the construction of the Trans-Himalayan three-dimensional interconnection network, which it believes will greatly assist Nepal’s national economic development,’ according to China Times.

Xi Jinping emphasized that the two sides should always understand and support each other on issues involving each other’s core interests and major concerns, and continuously consolidate the political foundation of bilateral relations. China-Nepal cooperation in jointly building the “Belt and Road” has continued to achieve positive results, and the Trans-Himalayan three-dimensional interconnection network has begun to take shape, it added.

Nepal firmly adheres to the one-China policy. Taiwan and Tibet are both inalienable parts of China’s territory. Nepal will not allow any force to use Nepal’s territory to engage in actions that undermine China’s sovereignty and security. This position is unswerving and unshakable, said PM Dahal.

According to China Times, PM Dahal said that ‘Nepal supports a series of important concepts and initiatives put forward by President Xi Jinping, and is willing to work with China to promote the development of the international order in a more just and reasonable direction, safeguard the common interests of developing countries, and promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. I believe that the Hangzhou Asian Games, which opens tonight, will be a wonderful success and promote mutual understanding and friendship among Asian people.’