Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met here on Sunday with new Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, known as Prachanda, discussing bilateral relations and the Beijing Olympic Games.
Congratulating Prachanda on his swearing in as prime minister, Wen said China respected the social system and way of development Nepal had chosen according to its situation.
He believed it would realize political stability and economic development through joint efforts of all political parties and under the leadership of Prachanda, who was here to attend the Games closing ceremony on Sunday evening.
China and Nepal were good neighbors and China was satisfied with the current development of bilateral relations, Wen said. He noted China would work with Nepal to further the reciprocal cooperation in various fields and benefit the two peoples.
Prachanda said the friendship between China and Nepal had endured the test of time. Historic changes were taking place in Nepal's domestic situation. The Nepali government and people were striving for national stability and economic development, and hoped to get support and cooperation from China.
Nepal would, as always, supports China's efforts to maintain national sovereignty and territorial integrity, Prachanda said.