China to continue to support Nepal in post-2015 earthquake recovery
China will continue to support Nepal in its post-2015 earthquake recovery and will deepen cooperation with the country under the Belt and Road Initiative, while working alongside Nepal in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday.
Wang made the remarks at the International Conference on Nepal's Reconstruction 2021 via video link.
Some 9,000 people were killed and 22,000 others injured in the twin devastating earthquakes on April 25 and May 12, 2015, in Nepal, official data shows.
The Chinese diplomat said he respects the Nepalese people for their perseverance showed after the disaster took place, while mentioning Chinese President Xi Jinping's historic visit to the South Asian country.
President Xi had announced a series of assistance measures during the visit and had provided stronger impetus to Nepal's reconstruction and development, Wang stressed.
Wang added that China would create a closer China-Nepal community for a shared future and push for more win-win cooperation and economic recovery.