Beijing, January 29th－Song Tao, Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee (IDCPC), held a video call here today with Prachanda, Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center) (CPN (Maoist Center)) and former Prime Minister of Nepal.
Song congratulated on Prachanda’s re-election as the Chairman of the CPN (Maoist Center) again. Song said, China and Nepal are friendly neighbors connected by mountains and rivers, and are development partners sharing the same destiny. General Secretary Xi Jinping paid a historic visit to Nepal in October 2019, during which both sides declared to develop China-Nepal strategic partnership featuring ever-lasting friendship for development and prosperity, bringing China-Nepal relations to a new era of fast development. China is willing to, together with Nepal, follow the course charted by our leaders, give full play to the political guiding role of the political parties of both countries, consolidate traditional friendship, deepen political mutual trust, actively advance major projects under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative and practical cooperation in various areas, and build Multi-dimensional Connectivity Network across the Himalayas, so as to better benefit our two countries and peoples.
Song noted, the CPC and the CPN (Maoist Center) and other major political parties in Nepal have maintained long-term friendly exchanges, which have played an important role in the healthy and stable development of China-Nepal relations. We are willing to continue to deepen the exchange of experience in party governance and state administration with the CPN (Maoist Center), strengthen cooperation in party building and other aspects, and make greater contributions to promoting the development of China-Nepal relations and maintaining regional peace and stability. Song also briefed on the main contents of General Secretary Xi Jinping's speech at the 2022 World Economic Forum Virtual Session, and introduced China's economic and social development and the preparations for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
Prachanda thanked the Chinese side for its valuable support for Nepal's economic and social development and the fight against the COVID-19. He said, the CPN (Maoist Center) attaches great importance to developing relations with the CPC and resolutely opposes any force using Nepalese territory to carry out anti-China activities. The CPN (Maoist Center) is ready to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with the CPC to promote the development of Nepal-China relations in the right direction. Prachanda wished the Beijing Winter Olympics a complete success and extended Chinese New Year greetings to the Chinese people.
Chen Zhou, Vice-minister of the IDCPC, was present.