Chinese President Xi Jinping’s vision of building a community with a shared future for mankind has offered solutions to tackle various contemporary global challenges, Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokhrel said.

President Xi’s idea “offers solutions to the global problems such as unemployment, financial crisis, poverty, economic disparities, terrorism, nuclear threats, global warming and climate change,” he said, adding that the concept has received growing recognition.

Pokhrel, who is also Nepal’s Defence Minister, made the remarks while addressing a one-day seminar on President Xi’s vision of building a community with a shared future for mankind.

The event was organised by China Study Center, a Kathmandu-based think tank.

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Photo: Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokhrel.

“President Xi’s concepts shun war and violence. Rather, they seek to promote peace, harmony, fraternity, friendliness and brotherhood among countries around the world,” Pokhrel said.

Pokhrel said that the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI), proposed by Xi, interconnects peoples around the world socially and culturally through the construction of physical infrastructures while respecting each other’s sovereignty and independence.

Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi said Xi’s vision covers the basic issues of the general goal and task of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, and new theories and guidance on national development based on China’s practice.

“It proposes a Chinese plan … for the global governance amid unprecedented changes and challenges,” she said.

The ambassador added that the BRI supports the improvement of the global governance system, and advocates the principle of achieving shared growth through discussion and collaboration.

Hou said that China adopts the policy of non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs, and never exports political ideologies to other countries.

During the event, the two countries’ experts presented papers on themes ranging from Xi’s concepts to building connectivity in the region.

The seminar was attended by political party leaders, diplomats, scholars and media professionals.