PM Deuba requests US for vaccines to cover younger population

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Kathmandu: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has requested the US Government for further assistance of ‘appropriate vaccines’ to cover the children and younger population of the country.

Prime Minister Deuba also expressed appreciation to the US Government for the assistance of 1.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, in a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on Tuesday.

The Secretary of State telephoned Prime Minister Deuba and extended warm congratulations on his appointment to the post of Prime Minister of Nepal.

Matters of bilateral relations and cooperation, including the priority issues of the day, such as, Covid-19 vaccine cooperation and assistance of medical equipment and supplies to Nepal were discussed during the conversation, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

During the conversation, the Prime Minister thanked the US Government for continued cooperation in the socio-economic development of Nepal. The conversation also covered various areas of Nepal’s development priorities, the United States’ cooperation and the MCC.

The two sides discussed about the issue of global warming and climate change and their impact on the economies of climate-vulnerable mountainous countries like Nepal.

Prime Minister Deuba underlined Nepal’s democratic credentials and the commitment to human rights and the rule of law.

He also asked the Secretary of State to convey his greetings and best wishes to US President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and expressed his willingness to work closely with the Biden administration, adds a press release issued by the Ministry.