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Jia Qinglin Visits Nepal
2004/10/26

KATHMANDU, Dec. 2 (Xinhuanet) -- Jia Qinglin, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, arrived here Tuesday for an official goodwill visit to Nepal at the invitation of Parasu Narayan Chaudhary, chairman of the Raj Parishad of Nepal.

In his written statement delivered upon arrival at the airport,Jia said China and Nepal are close and friendly neighbors, and that the two countries have forged a relationship of mutual respect and trust, equality and cooperation on the basis of the Five Principles of Peaceful Co-existence over the past years.

He said he will have discussions with Nepalese leaders on consolidating the friendship and expanding mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries, and that he hopes this visit will further promote bilateral friendly and good-neighborly partnership, which has been carried on for generations.

Nepal is the fourth leg of Jia's visit to five south Asian nations.

Jia has visited India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh before arriving here and is also scheduled to visit Pakistan.

KATHMANDU, Dec. 2 (Xinhuanet) -- The new Chinese leadership attaches importance to the development of friendly and cooperative relations with Nepal, Jia Qinglin, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), said here on Tuesday.

Jia, who arrived here Tuesday morning for an official goodwill visit to Nepal at the invitation of Parasu Narayan Chaudhary, chairman of the Raj Parishad of Nepal, made the remarks here Tuesday afternoon at separate meetings with Chaudhary and Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nepal Taranath Ranabhat.

Talking about the profound friendship between the two peoples, Jia said China and Nepal, with different conditions, social systems and historical and cultural backgrounds, have witnessed sound and smooth progress of their bilateral relations since they forged diplomatic ties in 1950.

Sino-Nepalese bilateral relations, featuring equal and sincere treatment, mutual support and friendship for generations, can be an example for relations between big and small countries, noted Jia.

He said China will be Nepal's reliable friend, neighbor and partner despite changes in international and regional situations.

Jia appreciated Nepal's support for China on issues concerning China's sovereignty such as Tibet, Taiwan and human rights.

He went on to say that Nepal is the first tourist destination in south Asia opened to Chinese tourists, and both sides can make use of tourism cooperation to strengthen bilateral non-governmental exchanges.

Chaudhary pointed to the long history of bilateral contacts and the sincere friendship between Nepal and China.

He said leaders of the two countries attach great importance to bilateral relations and the frequent exchange of high-level visits has enhanced mutual trust and promoted cooperation.

Ranabhat said Nepal hopes to continuously enhance people-to-people contacts and expand cooperative spheres with China.

He said Nepal will abide by the one-China policy unswervingly and support China on such issues as Taiwan, Tibet and human rights.

Nepal will not allow any anti-China activity on its territory, Ranabhat stressed.

Nepal is the fourth leg of Jia's visit to five south Asian nations.

Jia has visited India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh before coming here and he is also scheduled to go on to visit Pakistan.

KATHMANDU, Dec. 3 (Xinhuanet) -- Jia Qinglin, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, met here Wednesday with Nepalese Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa.

Jia said that since the two countries forged diplomatic ties, the two sides have had frequent high-level contacts and conducted smooth cooperation in various fields, adding the two countries have no problems to be resolved.

Jia expressed his appreciation for Nepal's support for China on such issues as Taiwan, Tibet and human rights.

Jia said the new Chinese leadership attaches importance to its good neighborly partnership for generations with Nepal, taking it as an important component of China's foreign policy concerning neighboring countries.

China fully understands and supports the Nepalese government's efforts for safeguarding national unity and maintaining social stability, noted Jia, adding he believes that the Nepalese people can better deal with Nepal's domestic affairs under the leadership of the Nepalese king and government.

Thapa said bilateral friendship has a long history and there are no problems existing between the two countries, pointing to the frequent exchange of visits between leaders of the two sides, which serves the improvement of bilateral relations and people-to-people friendship.

He voiced his appreciation for China's assistance for Nepal's economic development in the past years.

He reiterated that the Nepalese government abides by a one-China policy unswervingly and will never allow any anti-China activity within its territory.

After the meeting, Jia and Thapa attended a signing ceremony for bilateral economic and technical cooperation agreement and an exchange of notes on border trade between the two sides.

Jia also had a separate meeting with Nepalese acting Foreign Minister B.B. Thapa.

Jia arrived here Tuesday for an official goodwill visit to Nepal at the invitation of Parasu Narayan Chaudhary, chairman of the Raj Parishad of Nepal.

Nepal is the fourth leg of Jia's visit to five south Asian nations.

Jia has visited India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh before arriving here and is also scheduled to visit Pakistan.

KATHMANDU, Dec. 3 (Xinhuanet) -- Jia Qinglin, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference,met here Wednesday with Nepalese King Gyanendra.

During the meeting, Jia, who arrived here Tuesday for an official goodwill visit to Nepal at the invitation of Parasu Narayan Chaudhary, chairman of the Raj Parishad of Nepal, spoke highly of bilateral relations.

He mentioned the smooth growth of bilateral relations in the past 48 years in bilateral diplomatic ties and the bilateral friendship cultivated by leaders of the two countries.

He pointed to the consistent efforts made by the Nepalese king in different periods of time and the royal family for bilateral friendship in the past years, and their indispensable role in this process.

Jia said the new Chinese leadership will, in the spirit of treating neighbors in a friendly way and as partners, further bilateral cooperation in various fields and enhance the friendship between the two peoples on the basis of mutual respect, trust and reciprocity.

Describing China as a reliable friend of Nepal, Jia said China supports the efforts of the Nepalese king and government for safeguarding national unity, maintaining social stability, speeding up economic development and improving Nepalese people's living standards.

Gyanendra recalled his visit to China last year, saying that he was deeply impressed by the friendly sentiments of the Chinese leaders and people for Nepal during the visit.

He said he supports the exchanges and cooperation between the Nepalese Raj Parishad so as to make contributions to the overall development of bilateral relations.

Nepal is the fourth leg of Jia's visit to five south Asian nations.

Jia has visited India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh before arriving here and is also scheduled to visit Pakistan.

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