Communist Parties of China and Nepal Hold High-level Workshop on Party Governance and State Administration Experience
 ( 2020.06.19 )

On June 19th, the CPC and the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) held via videolink an opening session of a high-level workshop on party governance and state administration. Taking the theme of “building a strong ruling party that exercises governance for the people and keeps pace with the times”, the two Parties also had its first class. Song Tao, Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee; Wu Yingjie, Party Secretary of Tibet Autonomous Region; Pushpa Kamal Dahal, NCP Co-chairman and former Nepalese Prime Minister; and Ishwar Pokhrel, Member of NCP Secretariat, Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister attended and addressed the virtual workshop. The workshop was also attended by over 100 guests including members of NCP Central Committee, leading officials of Nepalese central departments, and representatives of seven NCP provincial committees.

Song first conveyed General Secretary Xi Jinping’s warm greetings to Khadga Prasad Oli, NCP Co-chairman and Nepalese Prime Minister and Pushpa Kamal Dahal, saying that China and Nepal are good neighbors, good friends and good partners with ever-lasting friendship. General Secretary Xi made a historic visit to Nepal last year, during which leaders of both Parties reached much important consensus on enhancing experience of exchange on party governance and state administration. The CPC and the NCP held this workshop today, with an aim to fully implement the consensus of both Parties’ leaders, enhance exchanges and mutual learning in running the party and the government, deepen mutual trust between the CPC and the NCP, and promote the high-quality development of the Belt and Road cooperation so as to better serve the people and promote common development of the region and beyond. Song also elaborated on China’s policies and stances on issues regarding Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong.

Party Secretary Wu said in his speech that since the 18th CPC National Congress, the Tibet has witnessed historic changes and made historic achievements in various undertakings under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee with the General Secretary Xi at the core, and that in recent year, Tibet has leveraged its geographical advantages and deepened cooperation with Nepal in civil aviation, energy, economy, trade, tourism and culture, promoted the building of the Trans-Himalayan Multi-Dimensional Connectivity Network, and supported Nepal in fighting the COVID-19 as well as helped Nepal realize its vision of “Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali.”

Dahal and Pokhrelm asked Song to convey their sound wishes to General Secretary Xi and congratulated the CPC on its upcoming 99th anniversary. Speaking highly of the great achievements the Chinese people have made under the CPC’s leadership, they firmly believed that China will certainly overcome the adverse impact of the epidemic and achieve the two centenary goals smoothly. The Nepalese side thanks the Chinese side for its valuable support for Nepal’s fight against the virus, and firmly opposes to the politicization of the pandemic by certain countries. The NCP highly recognizes the CPC’s governance philosophy and will continue to firmly uphold the one-China policy and oppose interference in China’s internal affairs from external forces. The NCP expects to enhance exchange of experience on party governance and state administration and take the 65th anniversary of the establishment of Nepal-China diplomatic relations to boost the further development of the Nepal-China strategic cooperative partnership featuring ever-lasting friendship for development and prosperity.

Che Zala, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Tibet Autonomous Region Committee and Chairman of the Tibet Autonomous Region and members of the Standing Committee of the CPC Tibet Autonomous Region Committee including Jiang Jie, Penba Tashi, and Liu Jiang attended the opening session. Guo Yezhou, Vice-minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, presided over the opening session.