(Xinhua) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang extended congratulations Monday to Chairman of Nepal's Communist Party (Unified Marxist-Leninist) Khadga Prashad Sharma Oli on his assumption of Nepal's premiership.
In his message, Li said that China and Nepal are close friendly neighbors and long-tested friends, and the two sides consistently support each other on those major issues of mutual concern.
Li believed that, under the leadership of Oli and Nepal's new government, Nepal will score new achievements in the process of maintaining the stability of the country and promoting economic development.
The Chinese premier said that he is willing to join hands with Oli to further boost the all-around cooperative partnership between China and Nepal.
Oli was elected Nepal's 38th prime minister through a parliamentary vote on Sunday afternoon.
China congratulates Nepal's new PM
China on Monday congratulated Chairman of Nepal's Communist Party (Unified Marxist-Leninist) Khadga Prashad Oli on becoming prime minister of Nepal.
"We believe Prime Minister Oli will lead the Nepali government and people to achieve new progress in national unity, stability and development," said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying at a regular press briefing.
US ambassador Teplitz calls on PM Oli
American Ambassador to Nepal Alaina B. Teplitz called on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at Singh Durbar on Tuesday.
In the meeting, they held discussions about issues related to the bilateral relations and the implementation of the new constitution.
On the occasion, ambassador Teplitz congratulated PM Oli and expressed best wishes for a successful tenure on her and her country's behalf.
This is the first meeting of the ambassador Teplitz with Prime Minister Oli after she presented her credentials.
Pakistan PM Sharif congratulates Oli
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has congratulated newly-elected Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
Sharif lauded Prime Minister Oli for playing significant role in constitution making.
A press statement issued by Pakistan Embassy on Tuesday stated that PM Sharif also expressed his hope that Nepal would move forward to attain peace, prosperity and progress under the leadership of the new PM.
"PM Sharif also reiterated Pakistan’s desire to further strength bilateral relations to the mutual benefit of the two countries," read the statement.
Newly-appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa said that the government has intensified diplomatic efforts to resolve issues of supply of petroleum products and transit rights with India.