Nepal Prime Minister Oli thanks Modi for vaccines

Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Thursday expressed his gratitude for India’s “generous grant of one million doses of COVID vaccine” to Nepal on Thursday

Jan 21, 2021
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Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Thursday expressed his gratitude for India’s “generous grant of one million doses of COVID vaccine” to Nepal on Thursday.

To mark the official handover of the vaccines, a ceremony was organized in the official residence of Oli in Kathmandu; Vinay Mohan Kawtra, India’s ambassador to Nepal, delivered the vaccines to Oli on India’s behalf.

“I thank Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji as well as Government, and people, of India for the generous grant of one million doses of COVID vaccine to Nepal at this critical time when India is rolling out vaccination for its own people,” Oli said in a tweet. “Nepal appreciates this gesture from a friendly neighbor.”

Last Friday, during the Sixth Metting of India-Nepal Joint Commission, Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali has raised the demand for vaccines in New Delhi. 

“In exactly a week’s time, we have the actual consignment, right here in front of us, the land of Nepal,” Indian envoy Kawtra was quoted as saying by Wion. The moment signifies the “deep and abiding friendship between both countries, the envoy added. 

The safety and prosperity of the people of Nepal have always remained at the heart of all our bilateral ventures, Kawtra said.

Apart from the vaccine grant, India also undertakes several high impact community development projects in the Himalayan Kingdom. Earlier, India handed over around 50,000 homes, constructed with its grant in Nepal, in the region affected by earthquakes.
 

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