BEIJING, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang extended congratulations Monday to Chairman of Nepal's Communist Party (Unified Marxist-Leninist) Khadga Prashad Sharma Oli on his assumption of Nepal's premiership.
In his message, Li said that China and Nepal are close friendly neighbors and long-tested friends, and the two sides consistently support each other on those major issues of mutual concern.
Li believed that, under the leadership of Oli and Nepal's new government, Nepal will score new achievements in the process of maintaining the stability of the country and promoting economic development.
The Chinese premier said that he is willing to join hands with Oli to further boost the all-around cooperative partnership between China and Nepal.
Oli was elected Nepal's 38th prime minister through a parliamentary vote on Sunday afternoon.
BEIJING, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- China on Monday congratulated Chairman of Nepal's Communist Party (Unified Marxist-Leninist) Khadga Prashad Oli on becoming prime minister of Nepal.
"We believe Prime Minister Oli will lead the Nepali government and people to achieve new progress in national unity, stability and development," said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying at a regular press briefing. Full Story
KATHMANDU, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Newly-elected Nepal Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli has to go through five major challenges in the days to come, according to a respected political analyst here.
In an interview with Xinhua on Sunday, political commentator Somat Ghimire said that firstly, Oli must make serious efforts in ending a diplomatic standoff and smoothen relations with India which has been soured because of the "unofficial blockade" that India has imposed on Nepal after the latter promulgated its new constitution. Full Story