Indian and Nepali people are eagerly looking forward to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit, believing it will inject new impetus into the development of relations between India and China, Nepal and China and even South Asian countries and China, and make new contributions to world peace and prosperity.

China and India are both developing countries and emerging markets. They are also the only two major countries in the world with a population of over one billion.

People from all walks of life in India believe that the two countries are highly complementary to each other in terms of cooperation in a wide range of areas, which has great potential.

At the same time, India-China relations featuring mutually beneficial cooperation are a blessing for the region and the world.

“It can deepen our cooperation and these are the two very large economies, they can provide the momentum to the world economy. Our two leaders have made it very clear that they want us to deepen this relationship,” said Rajiv Kumar, Vice President of National Institution for Transforming India.

“I think this is a very important visit not only for India, China but for the whole world. If you see the economy is going down, so these two leaders, not only can revive the world economy, they can also work on like planet matters like the climate change because India and China are working together in various global forums whether it’s UN, WTO. Everyone is looking forward for President Xi’s visit,” said Prasoon Sharma, Director of India Global’s Centre for Chinese Studies.

Nepal is a friendly neighbour of China and an important partner of China in promoting Belt & Road cooperation in South Asia. Nepali people from all walks of life warmly welcome President Xi’s upcoming visit to Nepal and are looking forward to further enhancing bilateral friendly relations and deepening cooperation in various fields.

Nepali President Bidhya Devi Bhandari said China’s development fully demonstrates to the world the global vision and foresight of Chinese leaders.

The Nepali people love China and they are looking forward to the arrival of President Xi, as mountains cannot separate the friendship between Nepali and Chinese people, Bhandari said.

“Nepalese people are very happy to hear this news. This is the best thing for friendship. This visit will be very historic,” said Ishwor Pokhrel, Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister of Nepal.

“Nepal and China are connected by mountains and rivers for generations and enjoy frequent economic and trade exchanges. Both the inter-party and non-governmental exchanges between the two countries enjoy a sound foundation. Nepal is actively responding to the Belt & Road Initiative and is also an important member of the AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank). Our Nepali people are looking forward to President Xi’s visit, which will take our relations to a new height. We will greet [President Xi] with the most solemn courtesy and hope that this historic visit will be a complete success,” said Yogesh Bhattarai, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal.

At the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepali President Bidhya Devi Bandari, President Xi will attend the second informal meeting with Modi and pay a state visit to Nepal from Oct 11 to 13.