Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali on Friday held telephone conversation with External Affairs Minister of India Dr S Jaishankar. The conversation was focused on continuing Nepal-India cooperation to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister Gyawali and his Indian counterpart exchanged views on further strengthening cooperation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, including supply of vaccines.
"Foreign Minister Gyawali expressed sincere thanks to the Government of India for supporting Nepal in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, including through the generous gift of one million doses of COVISHIELD," the Ministry stated in a press release.
Likewise, Minister Gyawali requested the External Affairs Minister of India for necessary facilitation for the supply of vaccines for Nepal to continue administering the second dose of vaccination for people at highest risk.
Source: National News Agency Nepal