KATHMANDU, Oct 19: China has agreed to provide an additional grant of two million COVID-19 vaccines to Nepal.
During a telephone conversation with his Nepali counterpart Dr Narayan Khadka on Tuesday, Chinese State Councilor Wang Yi made the announcement to provide the Vero Cell vaccines manufactured in China.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), the two foreign ministers held an hour-long telephone conversation on Tuesday morning. During the conversation, the two foreign ministers discussed the entire gamut of the bilateral relations between the two countries including COVID-19 vaccine cooperation, trade and commerce, development cooperation and border management.
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 fertilizers and other goods and their shipment through Tatopani/Zhangmu and Rasuwagadhi/Kerung border ports and resumption of regular air services between Nepal and China.
The two foreign ministers 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. Foreign Minister Hon Dr. Khadka reiterated Nepal's One China policy and appreciated the Government of the People's Republic of China for continuous support for Nepal's economic development.
The State Councilor Yi also extended an invitation to Minister Dr.Khadka to visit China at a mutually convenient date.