Chinese State Councillor & Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday that China is willing to make joint efforts with Nepal to explore ways in boosting Trans-Himalayan Multi-Dimensional Connectivity within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Wang made the remarks during his meeting with Nepali Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali in Beijing.

China-Nepal Trans-Himalayan Multi-Dimensional Connectivity Network and China-Nepal cross-border railway were included in the Joint Communique of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) held in Beijing this April.

Foreign Minister Wang told Gyawali that China would like to work with Nepal to jointly safeguard multilateralism & common interests of developing countries and promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.

Foreign Minister Gyawali stressed that Nepal firmly adheres to the one-China policy and will never allow any force to conduct anti-China activities on its land.

Nepal highly agrees with the concept of building a community with a shared future for mankind advocated by Chinese President Xi Jinping, he said, adding that Nepal hails China’s role in international agenda-setting and expects China to play a bigger role.

Gyawali said Nepal, which is striving to achieve sustainable development, views China as its “most important partner” in the process.

The country is willing to co-build the Belt and Road with China, he told Wang.

Accompanied by Foreign Minister Gyawali, Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari paid a State visit to China and attended the second BRF in late April.

Proposed by President Xi in 2013, the BRI comprises the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and aims to build trade and infrastructure networks connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along and beyond the ancient Silk Road routes.