Chinese vice president proposes China-Nepal-India economic corridor, meets foreign minister of Nepal

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China today proposed an India-Nepal-China economic corridor with multi-dimensional connectivity through the Himalayas as it seeks to expand its influence over the new Nepalese government headed by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, widely regarded as pro-Beijing.

China’s proposal came after visiting Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali held talks with his Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan.

During the meeting, Wang said China-Nepal relations enjoyed healthy development with steady progress in bilateral cooperation in various fields.

“In China’s opening-up, reform and the socialist modernization drive, a very important lesson is to properly handle the relationship between stability and development,” Wang said, adding that stability is the prerequisite for development, and development is the basis for stability.

“Let me say China and Nepal have agreed on long term vision of a multi-dimensional cross Himalaya connectivity network,” Wang told a joint press briefing along with Gyawali after their talks.

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