Source: News Bharati English27 Mar 2017 16:02:16

Kathmandu, March 27: Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal said that partnership between Nepal and China will bring economic transformation in country. Addressing a gathering at the Beijing Foreign Studies University today, Dahal said, China’s support and goodwill in helping the development pursuits of Nepal has been outstanding.

Delivering a speech, The Prime Minister said that Nepal have a long history of harmonious relations with China. Nepal adheres to one-China policy. We are committed to not allowing hostile activities against China on our soil.

We have cooperated with each other on many areas and at various levels -bilateral, regional and global. China has been our reliable and trusted partner for development. Our partnership goes beyond the economic and social spheres. The generous pledge made by China for Nepal’s post-disaster reconstruction testifies to our cordial friendship, said Nepali PM.

Vision of Chinese leadership and diligence of Chinese people have made China a global economic powerhouse. This has elevated the stature of China in world affairs. The success story of China has been a source of inspiration for developing world. The growth performance of China has been a key driver of global growth, He added.

While China makes incredible progress in every sphere, we, as a country with least developed economy, suffer from several bottlenecks. In our pursuit to dismantle those hurdles, we have begun with consolidation of political progress and now, our focus is on economic development. Our country, endowed as it is with both human and natural resources, has tremendous potentials for development, Dahal said.

In Nepal, we have put our commitment and resolve together to unleash our potentials. The generous assistance extended by China in the field of infrastructure development has been instrumental in our pursuits for prosperity, he added.

While appreciating China he said that one Belt One Road Initiative offers tremendous opportunities for collaboration and partnership. I would like to thank President Xi Jinping for this initiative. Nepal has already signed an MOU on Belt and Road Initiative in 2014, we are in the final stage of concluding the extended MOU. Nepal and China have multiple avenues for partnership. We remain committed to fully implementing the agreements and understandings reached in the past.

The flow of Chinese tourists to Nepal is another important facade of our relations. The flow of Chinese tourists has a contributing role in our economic growth. And more importantly, this provides an important bridge for our cultures, for our peoples, He said.

Prime Minister Dahal also highlighted, Government of Nepal has waived visa fee for Chinese tourists as a token of friendship. We need to join hands to promote the tourism potentials of Nepal among the Chinese visitors. Tourist arrival from China has important bearing on Nepal’s tourism industry.