Nepal and China have decided to elevate Nepal-China Comprehensive Partnership of Cooperation Featuring Ever-lasting Friendship to Strategic Partnership of Cooperation Featuring Ever-lasting Friendship for Development and Prosperity.
The announcement was made in a joint statement issued after a state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Nepal on Sunday afternoon.
Concluding a two-day state visit to Nepal, Chinese President Xi Jinping returned home on Sunday afternoon.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari bade farewell to her Chinese counterpart Xi at the VVIP lounge, Tribhuvan International Airport. On the occasion, Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli were among those top dignitaries present at the TIA.
Nepal and China signed 18 deals and two letters of exchange to promote bilateral cooperation in multiple fields including physical infrastructure development, railroad connectivity and investment at the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at Hotel Soaltee.