|State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi Had a Phone Call with Nepali Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali|
On 9 March, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi took a phone call from Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali of Nepal.
Gyawali said that Nepal is glad to see that under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, China has brought the COVID-19 outbreak effectively under control. Nepal, as a friendly neighbor, will continue to stand firmly with China. Nepal highly appreciates China's epidemic control efforts and fully supports the Chinese government and people in fighting the outbreak. We have strong confidence that China will have an early victory against the disease. Nepal will work with China to implement the understandings and agreements reached during President Xi Jinping's visit to Nepal.
Wang noted that the historic visit of President Xi Jinping to Nepal last year produced fruitful outcomes. As we celebrate the 65th anniversary of China-Nepal diplomatic relations this year, the two sides need to follow through on the important agreements reached between the leaders of our two countries and strive for continuous progress in China-Nepal relations and cooperation in all fields.
Wang said that after the disease broke out, President Bidhya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli both sent messages of sympathies to President Xi Jinping, and the Nepali government donated surgical masks to China during the most critical phase of our epidemic response. China will always cherish Nepal's kindness. It speaks volumes about the time-honored friendship across the Himalayas between our two countries.
Wang noted that under the direct leadership of President Xi Jinping, the Chinese people are fighting as one to defeat the epidemic. Our efforts have generated significant progress. Guided by the vision of building a community with a shared future for mankind, China has taken responsible action to protect the health of not only its own people but also people across the world. China's action gained time for other countries' response and contributed our share to global public health security. The disease is breaking out in various countries from multiple sources. China is following the situation closely and actively engaging in international cooperation against the epidemic.