FM: China hopes Nepal to achieve political reconciliation soon
Updated: 2006-08-29 15:59 BEIJING -- China hopes Nepal
will soon achieve political reconciliation and develop its economy so that the
Nepali people can live in peace, said Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing here
When meeting with visiting Nepali Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for
Foreign Affairs KP Sharma Oli, Li said the Chinese government always pursues the
principle of non-interference into other countries' domestic affairs, and
respects the choice made by the Nepali people on their social system and way of
development according to the situation of Nepal.
Li said China attaches high importance to the development of good-neighborly
friendship with Nepal and is willing to work with the new Nepali government to
further enhance bilateral relations.
The two countries, treating each other equally and sharing mutual trust and
support, set a good example for friendship between countries with different
social systems, Li said.
Li also expressed appreciation for Nepal's firm support on such issues as
Tibet, Taiwan and human rights.
Oli said the new Nepali government highly values Nepal-China relations, and
is grateful for China's long-term political support and economic assistance.
The Nepali government will "continue to adhere to the one-China policy" and
will not allow "any foreign forces to conduct anti-China activities on the
Nepali territory," he said, adding Nepal is willing to make joint efforts with
China to push forward bilateral relations.
Oli is paying an official visit to China from August 26 to September 2 at the
invitation of Li. Following his stay in Beijing Oli will visit Lhasa, Chengdu of
Southwest China's Sichuan Province and the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone in