BEIJING, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed willingness Saturday to work with his Nepali counterpart, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, to make positive contributions to the development of China-Nepal relations.
In a congratulatory message sent to Gyawali on the 65th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties, Wang said that during the past 65 years, China and Nepal have adhered to the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence and conducted exchanges and cooperation in various fields on the basis of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit.
"I am willing to work together with Gyawali to strengthen communication and coordination and implement important consensus reached by leaders of the two countries, so as to make positive contributions to greater progress in the development of the China-Nepal strategic cooperative partnership.
In his congratulatory message, Gyawali said that over the past 65 years, bilateral friendship and win-win cooperation have been progressing, and both sides supported each other in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nepal is willing to maintain the momentum of high-level visits, deepen political mutual trust, broaden cooperation in various fields so as to lift bilateral relations to a new level, he said.