China pledges additional 2 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to NepalNepal’s Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi discuss bilateral ties between the two nations, including vaccine cooperation, trade and border management.
China has committed to providing an additional two million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Nepal under grant assistance.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a telephonic conversation with Minister for Foreign Affairs Narayan Khadka announced the commitment on additional jabs, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
During an hour-long telephone conversation, the two foreign ministers discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries, including vaccine cooperation, trade and commerce, development cooperation and border management, the ministry said in a statement.
“The two foreign ministers also talked about progress of different development projects, return of Nepali students to China for continuation of their studies, increasing the number of containers of fertilisers and other goods and their shipment through Tatopani-Zhangmu and Rasuwagadhi-Kerung border ports and resumption of regular air services between Nepal and China.”
According to the statement, the two leaders agreed to work closely on issues of common interest and to further promote friendly and long-standing bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries.
Khadka thanked China for continuous support for Nepal’s economic development and for consistently supporting Nepal in its fight against Covid-19, said the ministry
China so far is the largest provider of vaccines to Nepal–both under grant and commercial deals.