News Digest International Relations & Foreign Affairs (July 15-21)

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Nepal received over 150 ICU beds from India

India has provided 150 ICU beds to Nepal to support in the fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. Indian envoy stressed upon India’s commitment to supporting Nepal in tackling the pandemic through providing assistance to advance health infrastructure of the country, in a statement released by Indian Embassy in Kathmandu.

 Nepal to receive 1.6 million additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Chinese Envoy to Nepal announced that China will provide additional 1.6 million doses of Vero Cell vaccines in July 16 during the meeting with Prime Minister Deuba.

Indian Prime Minister assures supply of COVID-19 vaccines

As per the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Indian PM has assured that Nepal will soon receive COVID-19 vaccine. In a telephonic conversation the duo talked about bolstering bilateral ties. However, there is ambiguity as to whether he assured early supply of one million vaccines from the Serum Institute of India which is already paid for or it is additional doses of vaccines.

Government spokesperson met Indian Ambassador

Indian Ambassador met newly formed government’s spokesperson/ Minister of Law in Singha Durbar on July 15. The Ambassador recalled the historical ties between India and Nepal and stated that support, cooperation and goodwill between two countries shall be stronger in the upcoming days.

Us, China, India’s envoys met PM Deuba at his residence

US Ambassador to Nepal Randi Berry pays a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba. Photo: RSS

Indian envoy met newly appointed Prime Minister at his private residence on July 14. Followed by US envoy on July 15 and Chinese envoy on July 16. Even though envoys have been paying visit to Deuba, Nepal’s analysts have raised concerns over Indian Prime Minister’s delay in congratulating new PM.

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