The Communist Party of China (CPC) & the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) recently held a Virtual Seminar on Ruling Party Building. The theme related to building a powerful ruling party which exercises governance for the people and is able to always advance with the times.

Song Tao, Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee (IDCPC); Wu Yingjie, Secretary of the CPC Tibet Autonomous Regional Committee; Prachanda, Chairman of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and former Prime Minister of Nepal; Pokhrel, Member of the NCP Central Secretariat, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of Nepal; and more than 100 party members of the two sides took part in the seminar’s opening ceremony that took the form of a video conference.

Song firstly conveyed CPC Central Committee General Secretary Xi Jinping’s cordial regards to Prachanda, saying that China and Nepal have been good neighbours, good friends and good partners for generations.

President Xi’s historic visit to Nepal last year had prompted the two parties to reach an important consensus on strengthening their exchanges in regard to experience in good governance.

To hold the Seminar was to implement the consensus between the two Party Leaders, further deepen mutual trust, advance bilateral cooperation under the Belt & Road Initiative framework, better serve the people and promote common development, Song said. He also expounded China’s stance and policy on Tibet, Xinjiang, Hong Kong and other issues.

Wu introduced the historic achievements Tibet had obtained under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core since 2012.

He said that the Tibet autonomous region paid special attention to deepening cooperation with Nepal in Civil Aviation, energy, trade, tourism and cultural exchanges, and was dedicated to the construction of an inter-connecting network across the Himalayas, to assisting Nepal to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and helping it to realise its vision of Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali.

Tibet will continue to implement the CPC Central Committee’s decisions and plans to strengthen its exchanges with Nepal at various levels and promote pragmatic cooperation with the neighbour to contribute to the building of a community with a shared future for the two countries, he pledged.

Prachanda warmly echoed Xi’s regards, and sent their good wish to the forthcoming 99th anniversary of the founding of the CPC.

They spoke highly of the tremendous achievements China has made in pandemic control and economic development under the leadership of the CPC. They firmly believed that China would undoubtedly overcome the negative impacts of the pandemic, and realise its two centenary goals of national rejuvenation.

Nepal appreciated the valuable support China was providing in its fight against the COVID-19, they said.

The NCP highly approved the CPC’s governing concept, and will continue to uphold the one-China policy and oppose any external forces interfering in China’s internal affairs, the two officials added. The NCP expects to strengthen its exchanges with the CPC on governance experience, and take the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties this year as an opportunity to realise new development of Nepal’s strategic partnership with China.