CPC vice minister Guo holds talks with PM Oli
Kathmandu, Feb 20: Vice Minister for International Department of the Communist Party of China Guo Yezhou Tuesday held a meeting with Prime Minister and CPN-UML Chair KP Sharma Oli.
The 6-member Chinese delegation led by Guo also held discussions with CPN-Maoist Center Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Dueba and Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal Chair Upendra Yadav.
“I have conducted candid and in-depth discussions with leaders of political parties and government of Nepal,” Guo said about his meeting with the leaders.
In our meeting, leaders of political parties in Nepal all expressed hope that continued efforts need to be made to take China-Nepal friendly relations further forward by deepening political mutual trust and practical cooperation, he said.
“As the head of the Communist Party of China (CPC) delegation, I feel immensely delighted to visit Nepal, a beautiful country known for her snow mountains. Our visit takes place at a time when people back in China are immersed in festive celebrations of the Chinese New Year. I’d also like to extend New Year’s greetings to the people of Nepal and wish Nepal every success and her people happiness,” he said.
The principal purpose of this visit is to brief leaders of the major political parties of Nepal on the CPC in Dialogue with World Political Parties High-Level Meeting, especially the main thrust of the keynote address delivered at the Meeting by Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee and Chinese President, leader Guo said according to a press release issued by the Chinese embassy.
The visit is also designed to have extensive exchange of views with leaders of major political parties in Nepal on, among other topics, developing closer party-to-party relations, strengthening friendly cooperation between our two countries and the building of a China-Nepal community with a shared future, read the press release.
The CPC in Dialogue with World Political Parties High-Level Meeting was held in Beijing from November 30th to December 3rd, 2017. Over 600 delegates from around the world attended the meeting including leaders representing nearly 300 political parties and organizations from over 120 countries.
In his keynote address Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee and Chinese President, made the initiative of building a new type of party-to-party relations that seek to expand common ground while reserving differences and enhance mutual respect and mutual learning, on the basis of a new model of international relations.
Leaders of major political parties of Nepal unanimously agree that this initiative which rides on the tide of times and bases itself on the developments of party politics worldwide, will contribute to forging consensus, pooling strength and promoting cooperation. It is thus of great significance for building a community with a shared future for mankind and a better world together.
In support of the CPC in Dialogue with World Political Parties High-Level Meeting, the political leaders in Nepal shared the view that the Meeting should be institutionalized as a high-level platform for political dialogue with broad representation and global influence, read the press release.
China and Nepal are good neighbours, friends and partners connected by mountains and rivers. In spite of the international vicissitudes and the changes in the domestic situation, the relations between our two countries have always been as steady and strong as the Himalayas, Guo said in the statement.
Vice Minister Guo expressed his belief that the new government would, as always, support all undertakings for China-Nepal friendship, and take China-Nepal relations to a new high.
“The Chinese side stands ready to consolidate political mutual trust with the Nepalese side, and make concerted efforts in advancing practical cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative, and building a community with a shared future for the wellbeing of our two peoples.”
Over the years, the CPC has maintained close contact and friendly cooperation with major political parties in Nepal. During the meetings, leaders of political parties in Nepal have reaffirmed the great importance they attach to relations with the CPC, and have expressed the desire to step up exchanges on state and party governance. We believe that political parties of our respective countries will continue to strengthen political dialogue and strategic communication, increase party-to-party interactions at various levels to exchange ideas and share experience on state governance and party-building, thus making a new contribution to deepening friendship between our two peoples and enhancing political mutual trust, he said.
Saying that the Chinese side was prepared to provide, to the best of its ability, help to the stability and economic development of Nepal, CPC vice minister Guo said, “Let us work together to advance the comprehensive cooperative partnership between China and Nepal featuring everlasting friendship, for the promotion of regional peace, stability and prosperity.”
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