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China, Nepal agree to lift relations to new height

Published on: Sun 13 Oct, 2019 - yala adventure

Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari in Kathmandu, Nepal, Oct 12, 2019. Xi arrived in Kathmandu on Saturday for a state visit to Nepal. [Photo by Xie Huanchi/Xinhua]

KATHMANDU - China and Nepal agreed on Saturday to upgrade their relations to a strategic partnership of cooperation featuring ever-lasting friendship for development and prosperity.

The agreement was made and announced when Chinese President Xi Jinping met with his Nepali counterpart, Bidya Devi Bhandari.

Xi said that he came to Nepal as scheduled after Bhandari warmly invited him for a visit this year when they met in Beijing in April. He also agreed that as what Bhandari has said there is only friendship and cooperation between China and Nepal.

Xi said that he saw sincere smile on the faces of the Nepali people and felt the friendship from the deep of their heart toward the Chinese people, adding that he felt once again that the China-Nepal friendship enjoys broad consensus and solid foundation in Nepal. Source: Xinhua