Joint Statement Between the People's Republic of China and Nepal(2)
7. The Chinese side noted Nepal's proposal on Integrated Development, including resettlement of scattered population in the Himalayan Region of Nepal. The Chinese side is willing to share experiences and consider cooperating with the Nepali side on this proposal.
8. Recognizing that Mount Zhumulangma/Sagarmatha is an eternal symbol of the friendship between China and Nepal, the two sides will promote cooperation in different fields, including addressing climate change and protecting the environment. They will jointly announce the height of mount Zhumulangma/Sagarmatha and conduct scientific researches.
9. Both sides expressed satisfaction with the signing of the Agreement between the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of Nepal on Boundary Management System, which will improve the level of boundary management and cooperation for both sides. They were also satisfied with signing the Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters and expressed hope for an early conclusion of the Treaty on Extradition. The two sides agreed to strengthen cooperation between the law enforcement agencies on information exchanges, capacity building and training. In the next 3 years, China will offer 100 training opportunities to the Nepali law enforcement officers each year. With a view to promoting cooperation in security sector, the two sides will continue to strengthen cooperation in the exchange visits of the security personnel, joint exercises and training, disaster prevention and reduction and personnel training.
10. The two sides agreed to promote exchanges and cooperation in education, culture, tourism, traditional medicine, media, think tanks and youth at different levels. The Chinese side will offer the Nepali side 100 Confucius Institute Scholarships. The Chinese side supports the Nepali side to hold the activity of Visit Nepal Year 2020, welcomes the Nepali side to participate in the travel marts held in China and is willing to facilitate Nepal's promotion on tourism in China. The Chinese side will hold the 9th China Festival and 4th Kathmandu Cultural Forum in Nepal, and continue to encourage the Chinese Cultural Center and the Confucius Institute to promote China-Nepal cultural exchanges and cooperation. The two sides welcomed that Nanjing of China and Kathmandu of Nepal, Xi'an city of China and Butwal Sub-Metropolitan city of Nepal had developed friendship-city relations.
11. The Chinese side consented to the establishment of Nepal's Consulate General in Chengdu, Sichuan Province of China.
12. Both sides agreed to revitalize the existing mechanisms between the two countries to further strengthen relations and advance mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields.
13. Both sides agreed to strengthen cooperation in the United Nations and other multilateral fora and safeguard common interests of developing countries. Both sides exchanged fruitful views on promoting collaboration and strengthening cooperation in regional issues and agreed to support each other on matters of mutual interests. The two sides expressed firm commitment to the multilateral trading regime and work for a more open, inclusive and balanced economic globalization with shared benefits.
14. Both sides held that President Xi Jinping's state visit, on the historic occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, to Nepal marked the beginning of a new era in China-Nepal relations and served as an important milestone in the history of friendly cooperation between the two countries. The Chinese side would like to extend its sincere gratitude to the Government of Nepal and its people for their warm and friendly reception.
President Xi Jinping sincerely invited Nepali leaders to visit China again at the convenience of both sides. The two sides will stay in touch via diplomatic channels.