KATHMANDU, May 1: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and President of the State of Israel Reuven Rivlin discussed the measures taken by their respective governments to tackle the coronavirus pandemic during their telephone conversation on Thursday.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Oli conveyed greetings and best wishes from the President Bidya Devi Bhandari to the President and friendly people of Israel.
The President of Israel warmly reciprocated the sentiments and extended his greetings to the President of Nepal, according to a press release issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Prime Minister Oli admired the steps taken by Israel to contain the pandemic. President Rivlin commended the efforts of the Government of Nepal to effectively contain spread of the virus in Nepal.
The Prime Minister expressed sincere thanks to the Government of Israel for the welfare and protection provided to the Nepali nationals in Israel and expressed confidence that they will continue to receive such support and care, according to the press release.
He also informed that the Government of Nepal is taking care of all foreign nationals living in Nepal at this difficult hour. President Rivlin assured that Nepali nationals in Israel will receive protection and care as their own people.
"The two leaders also talked on working together during the post-COVID economic recovery phase. Prime Minister Oli underlined the advanced Israeli technology, including the innovative technique of agriculture, from which Nepal can benefit in augmenting agriculture productivity, among others," read the press release issued by the ministry.
The conversation also covered the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Israel this year.
The two leaders reiterated their commitments to further strengthening the relations through mutually beneficial economic engagements and exchanging of high level visits to add substance to the occasion, the ministry added.