President Bhandari active in Vaccine Diplomacy

Correspondence with Russian President Putin for Sputnik V vaccine

KATHMANDU: President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin urging him to facilitate the purchase of the Russian-produced Sputnik-5 vaccine.

In a letter sent through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it is mentioned that Nepal is in a crisis of pandemic and vaccination is essential to save the people, said Tika Dhakal, Press Adviser to the President.

The Department of Health Services of Nepal has already approved the vaccine. Under ‘Vaccination Diplomacy’, the President has already sent a letter to the President of the United States and India, the countries producing vaccines.

After 45 minute meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, China provided one million doses of vaccine.

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