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President Bhandari also writes to Joe Biden seeking vaccine support

File: Joe Biden. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Washington, May 30

President Bidya Devi Bhandari has written a letter to her American counterpart Joe Biden requesting to support Covid-19 vaccines to Nepal.

The letter by the president was handed over to the US Department of State Senior Advisor Ervin Massinga by Nepali Ambassador to the US Yuba Raj Khatiwada here on Friday.

Handing over the letter, Ambassador Khatiwada apprised Senior Advisor Massinga of the present situation of Nepal and its plan for vaccination against Covid-19. He also said that Nepal had high hopes of receiving the Astrazeneca vaccines from the US government.

Referring to the long-held bilateral relations between Nepal and the US, he said Nepal also expected significant support from the US in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Khatiwada also shared Nepal’s plan to procure Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines from the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.

In reply, Senior Advisor Massinga said the US government would expedite the process relating to the vaccines.

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