On the afternoon of April 18, 2013, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese President, met with Puspa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, chairman of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), at the Great Hall of the People.
Xi said China and Nepal are good neighbors, good friends and good partners. China attaches great importance to bilateral ties with Nepal, appreciates Nepal's adherence to the one-China policy and supports Nepal's efforts to achieve national progress and development. China is ready to work together with Nepal to cement their neighborly friendship and boost reciprocal cooperation to further advance the two countries' comprehensive cooperative partnership, which features a permanent friendship, Xi said. The China-Nepal friendship is not only in the fundamental interests of the two countries and peoples, but also conducive to stability and development in the region, he added. In order to share outcome and pursue common development, Xi said China will continue to seek peaceful development and win-win cooperation with Nepal and other neighboring countries based on the foreign policy of "treating its neighbors well and as partners". Xi also spoke highly of the outcome of party-to-party exchanges between the two countries. He said the CPC will increase exchanges with the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and other major Nepalese political parties to further strengthen the friendship between the two sides.
Hailing the time-honored history of bilateral exchanges and the traditional friendship between the two peoples, Prachanda thanked the Chinese side for its selfless assistance to Nepal. He added that to bring the Nepal-China friendship to a higher level, he looks forward to more financial and technical support from China as well as more practical cooperation between the two sides on infrastructure, water conservancy projects and tourism. Prachanda said Nepal will continue to firmly adhere to the one-China policy and he believes that the "Chinese dream" of national rejuvenation will be realized under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Xi as the general secretary.
Wang Jiarui, vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, attended the meeting.