Every year, the base camp is transformed into a nylon tent city of around 1,500 people for two months starting in April, when climbers descend on the mountain with the sole aim of reaching its summit.
The agency is intended to give full play to the role of foreign aid as a key instrument of China's diplomacy as a major country, the reform plan says.
Yang said the agency's founding is significant and will have long-term effects in advancing the overall design of China's diplomacy and boosting international cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative.
At the time of his death, Lyu's account on Sina Weibo had nearly 30,000 followers, and he had sent about 20,000 posts.
Abe, for his part, said that Japan attaches high importance to its relationship with China. It is willing to take the opportunity of the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Japan-China Treaty of Peace and Friendship to promote comprehensive improvement of bilateral ties, to realize high-level exchanges, and to expand cooperation under the framework of strategic relationship of mutual benefit.