KATHMANDU, July 28: Secretary of State Antony J Blinken of the United States of America (USA) and the Prime Minister of Nepal, Sher Bahadur Deuba held a telephone conversation on Tuesday.
During the cordial conversation Secretary Blinken extended warm congratulations to the Prime Minister Deuba on his appointment as the prime minister of Nepal. The two leaders also discussed 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, according to a press statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
On his part, PM Deuba appreciated the US Government for the assistance of 1.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine and requested the US Government for further assistance of appropriate vaccines to cover the children and younger population in order to better prepare for the prevention of the widely speculated third wave of the pandemic.
“I had the pleasure to speak with the Nepali Prime Minister Deuba today. We discussed the advancement of US-Nepal partnership including cooperation in our shared fight against COVID-19 and the effects of climate change,” shared Secretary Blinken through his twitter account.
The conversation also covered various areas of Nepal’s development priorities, the United States’ cooperation and the MCC. The two sides discussed the issue of global warming and climate change and its impact on the economies of climate vulnerable mountainous countries like Nepal, accordiong to the statement.