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Nepal ambassador hopes two sessions focus on growth, stability | Updated: 2017-02-27 15:32

The Nepalese ambassador to China said he hopes the two sessions, being held against a global momentum for protectionism, will see policies that maintain China's economic growth and stability allowing the country to play a constructive role for international prosperity.

Lela Mani Paudyal said China is a major contributor to global economic growth, the second-largest contributor of foreign direct investment, the largest tourist generating country and a major contributor of assistance to the developing world.

"I hope the meeting will bring about pragmatic and effective policies to protect the environment while augmenting economic development, and adopt pragmatic policies to help peacefully resolve the conflicts around the globe," he told China Daily.

The diplomat said he was most impressed by China's efforts over the past years in poverty alleviation, anti-corruption, and the Belt and Road Initiative.

"Bringing hundreds of millions of people out of poverty in the last 30 years is a highly commendable job," he said.

The ambassador also said the initiative provides alternative development models which aim at bringing global prosperity with inclusion and harmony among people of different countries, ethnicity and culture.

In his opinion, the major priorities of the Chinese government in 2017 should be to further enhance their constructive engagement in global governance in the areas of prosperity, harmony and peace.

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