China welcomes progress in Nepal peace process

2007-12-25 02:21:53 Xinhua English

BEIJING, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- China welcomes the progress made in the peace process of Nepal, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang here on Tuesday.

"As a good neighbor, we sincerely hope the peace process would keep going to realize the political stability and economic development of Nepal, " he said.

This also conforms to the fundamental interest of Nepal and benefits the regional peace and development," he added.

He said the Chinese government observes the principle of non-interference in the other country's internal affairs, and respects Nepalese people's choice for their own social system and way of development and will continue to play constructive role in peace and stability of Nepal.

The top leaders of Nepal's ruling Seven-Party Alliance (SPA) Sunday signed a 23-point agreement, ending months-long political stalemate and paving the way for the Constituent Assembly (CA) elections by mid April 2008.