China to continue providing support for Nepal's fight against COVID-19
Updated 23:24, 26-May-2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday that China will continue providing as much support as possible for Nepal's fight against COVID-19, adding that he believes the Nepali people will win a final victory over the disease. 

Xi made the remarks in a telephone conversation with Nepali President Bidhya Devi Bhandari in which he noted that China has provided urgently needed medical supplies, equipment and vaccines to Nepal, and shared experience in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. 

The Chinese president also stressed the importance of accelerating the building of the Trans-Himalayan Multi-Dimensional Connectivity Network and joint building of the Belt and Road Initiative in promoting the strategic partnership of cooperation between the two sides to a new level. 

Xi added that China will continue to support Nepal in safeguarding national sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, and respect the Nepali people's independent choice of development path. 

Bhandari thanked China for its support and assistance in the fight against COVID-19 and said she highly appreciated China's concept of building a global community of health for all. 

The Nepali president congratulated the Communist Party of China on its 100th anniversary, adding that China has made remarkable achievements in economic and social development, especially in poverty alleviation and outer space exploration. 

Nepal attaches great importance to relations with China, resolutely adheres to the one-China principle and firmly supports China in safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity, Bhandari said. 

Nepal will never allow any force to use its territory for any anti-China activities, she added. 

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