Trilateral cooperation between India, China and Nepal is important for the peace, security and stability of region and the Himalayan nation can serve as a bridge between the two Asian economic giants, former Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal said today.
"I strongly believe that economically sound and developed Nepal is not only in the interest of Nepal and Nepali people, it is in larger interest of both our neighbours, India and China," he said while delivering a lecture on "India-Nepal relations: Vision for next decade" organised by think tank Indian Council for World Affairs.
He said Nepal's economic development would herald a political stability in the country which "in long run would contribute to ensuring and addressing the security concerns of India and China."
Dahal, who is also called Prachand, was of the view that Nepal and India should give a new impetus to their bilateral relations and redefine their relations in the 21st century and in view of changed global scenario.
"I would like to see our bilateral relations developed on the basis of true friendship, cordiality and mutual cooperation.