Beijing, 9 Sep (ZXS) -- Chinese Premier Li Qiang held talks with Nepalese Prime Minister Prachanda, who is on an official visit to China, at the Great Hall of the People on the morning of 25 September.

Li Qiang said that since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Nepal nearly 70 years ago, China and Nepal have always respected each other, trusted and supported each other, the bilateral relations have developed healthily and steadily, and new achievements have been achieved in cooperation in various fields, setting an example of equal treatment and win-win cooperation between large and small countries. President Xi Jinping and the Prime Minister met successfully in Hangzhou to make further plans and arrangements for the development of China-Nepal relations. China is willing to work with Nepal to implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, strengthen the docking of development strategies, consolidate and expand pragmatic cooperation, promote China-Nepal relations to a higher level, and work together to create a better future for the two countries.

Li Qiang pointed out that China is willing to build a solid cornerstone of political mutual trust between the two countries with Nepal, and will, as always, firmly support Nepal in safeguarding national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity and taking a development path that suits its national conditions. The two sides should take high-quality joint construction of the "Belt and Road" as the main line and further deepen the cooperation between the two countries. China is willing to work with Nepal to continuously improve the level of connectivity at ports, roads, railways, aviation, communications, and electric power, accelerate the construction of a cross-Himalayan three-dimensional interconnection network between China and Nepal, and help Nepal transform itself from a "land-locked country" to a "land-linked country" at an early date. China is willing to import more Nepal's high-quality agricultural products, encourage Chinese enterprises to participate in the development and construction of Nepal's production capacity, agriculture, infrastructure and other fields, strengthen people-to-people exchanges and cooperation between the two countries in education, medical care, tourism, local and other fields, and continuously promote people-to-people bonds.

Prachanda congratulated China on successfully hosting the opening ceremony of the Hangzhou Asian Games and highly appreciated China's great achievements in economic and social development and poverty alleviation. Prachanda said that Nepal-China relations are based on the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence and have undergone the test of changes in the international situation. Nepal firmly abides by the one-China principle, supports China in safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and does not allow any force to use Nepal's territory to carry out anti-China activities. Nepal thanked China for its strong support for Nepal's economic and social development and fight against the new crown epidemic, supported the "Belt and Road" initiative proposed by China, and was willing to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with China in infrastructure connectivity, trade, investment, energy, tourism, humanities and other fields, work together to safeguard the common interests of developing countries and promote the establishment of a more just and reasonable international order.

After the talks, the prime ministers of the two countries witnessed the signing of more than ten bilateral cooperation documents in economy and trade, agriculture, science and technology, culture, publishing, digital economy, green and low-carbon, inspection and quarantine, and development assistance.

Before the talks, Li Qiang held a welcoming ceremony for Prachanda in the square outside the east gate of the Great Hall of the People.

Wu Zhenglong participated in the above activities.

In the afternoon of the same day, Prachanda laid a wreath at the Monument to the People's Heroes. (End)