KATHMANDU – China has said that its relationship with Nepal will not impact any other countries.
Addressing a regular press conference on Wednesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said that the friendly cooperation between China and Nepal is beneficial to the Chinese and Nepalese people.
In response to a question seeking China’s views on Nepal’s recent assurance that Nepali soil will not be used against China during the recent visit of Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson said that the bilateral relationship will not impact any third party, alluding to India.
“I must stress that the friendly cooperation between China and Nepal is beneficial to the Chinese and Nepalese people. Our relationship will not impact any third party,” she said.
She also said that the friendship and mutual trust have been further enhanced by aiding each other in the fight against Covid-19.
“China and Nepal are friendly neighbors linked by mountains and rivers. This year marks the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. China and Nepal have helped each other in the fight against COVID-19, and our friendship and mutual trust have been further enhanced,” she said.
“China is ready to work with Nepal to strengthen all-round cooperation in all fields and seek quality BRI cooperation, and elevate bilateral relations to a new level,” she added.
Earlier on Sunday, Chinese Defense Minister Fenghe had visited Nepal. During his one-day visit, he had paid courtesy calls to President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli where views were exchanged on matters of mutual interest, including on the further promotion of traditionally friendly relations between Nepal and China, according to Nepal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He had also held a meeting with General Purna Chandra Thapa, Chief of the Army Staff of Nepali Army at the Army Headquarters in Bhadrakali.