Indian PM Narendra Modi assures early supply of vaccines to Nepal

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Kathmandu: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured to ensure the supply of Covid-19 vaccines at the earliest.

During a telephone conversation with his Nepali counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba, the Indian Prime Minister assured early supply of vaccines to Nepal.

“In a cordial telephone conversation today, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba. The two PMs discussed further strengthening of bilateral relations. PM of India assured early supply of Covid-19 vaccines to Nepal,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a tweet.

During the conversation, Indian PM Modi also conveyed his congratulations and best wishes to Prime Minister Deuba.

“We will work together to further enhance the wide-ranging cooperation between India and Nepal, including in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic,” Modi said in a tweet.

A total of 1.4 million elderly citizens in Nepal who received the first jab in April are still waiting for the second dose after the Serum Institute of India failed to supply one million vaccines that Nepal already paid for.

Earlier on Sunday, Modi had congratulated Deuba shortly after he won the vote of confidence in Parliament Sunday.

Narendra Modi wrote in his Twitter account, “Congratulations Prime Minister @DeubaSherbdr and best wishes for a successful tenure. I look forward to working with you to further enhance our unique partnership in all sectors, and strengthen our deep-rooted people-to-people ties.”

Replying to Modi’s tweet, Sher Bahadur Deuba wrote, “Thank you very much, Prime Minister @narendramodi Ji, for your congratulatory note. I look forward to closely working with you to strengthen the relationship between our two countries and people.”