On May 16, 2012, Assistant Foreign Minister Le Yucheng met with a youth delegation from Nepal led by former Minister for Youth and Sports of Nepal Rokka. Le made positive comments on Sino-Nepalese relations, saying the current visit is an important event of the China-Nepal Friendly Exchanges Year and will help pass on the friendship between the two peoples from generation to generation. Le also introduced China's economic and social development and China's foreign policy with neighboring countries. Rokka said that the friendship between China and Nepal has a long history and the Nepalese youth is glad to have the opportunity to witness China's development achievements. Nepal thanks for China’s sincere help for its development over the years and hopes to further strengthen the friendly cooperation and youth exchanges with China.