Nepali Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka meets Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi

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Nepali Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka meets Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Nepali Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka meets with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on March 26, 2022 in Kathmandu, Nepal. HARI MAHARJAN XINHUA QINGDAO Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks on Wednesday with visiting Nepali Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka in Qingdao, east China's Shandong province.

Wang said that, no matter how the international and regional situation changes, China and Nepal have always firmly supported each other on issues involving core interests, and have always stood side by side in the face of challenges and challenges, and that China and Nepal are connected by mountains and rivers.

Wang said that China has always maintained that countries are equal regardless of their size, strength and wealth, and will continue to support Nepal in upholding sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, as well as in pursuing a development path consistent with national realities, and improving the lives of its people and national revitalization.

Wang said that China is ready to work with Nepal to build the Belt and Road with high quality, carry forward their ever-lasting friendship and open up new opportunities for the development of bilateral relations.

Khadka said that Nepal and China have set an example of friendly coexistence and mutually beneficial cooperation between countries that are different in size and have always treated each other as equals.

Khadka said the Nepali side applauds China's remarkable achievements in development and thanked China for supporting Nepal in safeguarding sovereignty and territorial integrity and helping Nepal speed up post-earthquake reconstruction and post-epidemic recovery.

Nepal wants to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation with China and make new progress in the strategic cooperative partnership of enduring friendship between Nepal and China, Khadka said.

Khadka stated that Nepal firmly adheres to the one-China policy and will never allow others to use Nepal's territory to engage in activities that oppose China and harm China's interests. He said that this commitment is firm and will not waver.

Nepal supports China's legitimate position on internal affairs such as Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong. Nepal always advocates for upholding the UN Charter and believes that no country has the right to impose its will on others, Khadka said, referring to the basic norms such as respect for sovereignty and non-interference in each other's internal affairs, and will continue to stand firmly with China in upholding and practicing multilateralism.

Nepal recognizes the vision of the Global Development Initiative and the Global Security Initiative, and is willing to participate actively in synergy, Khadka said.

Wang said that they should jointly uphold the core role of the UN and stick to the golden rule of non-interference in internal affairs as China and Nepal face the current chaos in the world, as developing countries and friendly neighbors.

The two sides had in-depth communication on bilateral relations and pragmatic cooperation and reached a broad consensus.