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China congratulates Nepal for successful elections

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

today congratulated for holding "smooth and successful" elections, as the Communist Party of (UML) K P Oli, widely regarded as pro-Beijing, is expected to form the new government soon.

concluded three phase of provincial, local and as part of its efforts to implement the new Constitution that was promulgated in September 2015.

Nepal's Left alliance -- that won the majority seats in parliamentary polls -- is preparing to form the new government which is tipped to be headed by Oli.

The new government, the first under the new constitution, is expected to be formed as the has submitted the list of elected members to Bidya Devi Bhandari.

"congratulates Nepal for smoothly and successfully holding elections," Geng Shuang told a media briefing here, commenting for the first time on Nepal election results.

"We respect the choice made by the people of Nepal and we hope they could build on such cooperation and solidarity and get along with their work on forming government new government to ensure stability and economic development," he said.

Expectations are high in from Oli, who signed the Transit Treaty with to end dependence on for his landlocked country to reset Kathmandu-ties and over turned the outgoing government's decision to scrap the USD 2.5 billion deal with China's to build Budhi Gandaki Hydro Electric Project.

China has been investing heavily in Nepal, blunting India's influence in the country.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 18:15 IST