On the evening of the 27th, President Xi Jinping spoke by telephone with Nepalese President Bhandari.
Xi Jinping pointed out that in the face of the sudden novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic, the Chinese people have taken effective measures in line with China's national conditions and passed through the most difficult period through arduous efforts. We have always maintained a clear understanding of the situation and are ready to deal with changes in the external environment for a long time. We are actively promoting economic and social development to restore normal order on the premise of doing our best to prevent and control the epidemic. We have full confidence that the long-term good fundamentals of China's economy will not change.
Xi Jinping stressed that the Nepalese government and people gave China firm support at the most vigorous moment of epidemic prevention and control in China, reflecting the deep friendship of the Nepalese people towards the Chinese people. China has also been following the development of the epidemic in Nepal and will continue to provide firm support to Nepal in its fight against the epidemic. Health and medical institutions of the two countries can strengthen exchanges and cooperation. I believe that under the leadership of you and Prime Minister Olli, the Nepalese government and people will surely overcome the epidemic as soon as possible. After the epidemic, the two sides should continue to implement the consensus reached on cooperation in various fields during our exchange visits last year and promote the continuous development of China-Nepal strategic partnership of cooperation.
Xi Jinping stressed that in the face of the unprecedented epidemic challenge, the international community needs more unity and cooperation than ever before, more need to safeguard multilateralism, and more need to adhere to international justice and morality. China will uphold the concept of building a community of human destiny, actively carry out international cooperation against the epidemic, and support the World Health Organization to play a leading role.
Bhandari said that under your wise leadership, the Chinese government has taken timely, decisive and effective measures to successfully control the domestic epidemic situation and actively promoted the strengthening of international anti-epidemic cooperation. Nepal highly appreciates this and believes that China's experience will increase the confidence of other countries in overcoming the epidemic. Last year, your successful state visit to Nepal pushed Nepal-China relations into a new era, which is still fresh in the memory of the Nepalese people. Nepal is deeply grateful to China for providing much-needed epidemic prevention medical supplies for Nepal to fight the epidemic. Nepal will continue to promote cooperation in cross-border railways and other fields between the two countries. I believe that after the epidemic, Nepal-China friendship will become more unbreakable and the cooperation between the two countries will achieve more results. Nepal is willing to work with China to jointly build the "the Belt and Road Initiative" and promote the construction of a community of human destiny.