China says Nepal a natural area for cooperation with India

BEIJING: Nepal is a herbal house for cooperation between China and India, the Chinese government's top diplomat State Councillor Wang Yi said on Wednesday, as he invited India to participate in connectivity tasks between the 3 nations.

The landlocked Himalayan nation has traditionally looked to India for economic beef up and trade, however Nepal has more and more been courted by means of China with shipping offers, to New Delhi's unease.

In 2016 Nepal's then high minister, KP Sharma Oli, sealed offers with Beijing to use Chinese roads and ports, in the hunt for to cut back Nepal's dependence on India for trade and transit.

While family members between China and India have been strained lately, with spats over the whole lot from their disputed border with Tibet, current Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought to re-set ties and will discuss with China in June for a regional summit.

Speaking to newshounds after assembly Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali in Beijing, Wang disregarded the perception that Nepal had to in moderation steadiness its family members with China and India.

"I believe that China, Nepal and India are natural friends and partners. We are neighbours connected by the same mountains and rivers," Wang said. "As we say in China, family members and neighbours wish each other well."

Support for Nepal's building should be a common understanding between China and India, he added.

"Nepal stands as a natural beneficiary for cooperation and development from China and India. I think this is a logical desire that should be supported by both China and India," Wang said.

China and Nepal have agreed to a long-term vision for a cross-Himalaya connectivity community, part of China's Belt and Road Initiative, he added.

"We believe that such a network when well developed can also create conditions for an economic corridor connecting China, Nepal and India. We hope that such cooperation can contribute to the development and prosperity of all three countries."

Gyawali, visiting Beijing a couple of week after Oli was once in New Delhi, said he and Wang had agreed to start a feasibility learn about for a cross-border railway linking Nepal and China.

"Personally I have a dream, to travel to China from Nepal across the Himalayas in a modern train, enjoying the scenic beauty of the Himalayas," he added.
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