US not informed of government’s decision not to take part in SPP: Finance Ministry

KATHMANDU: Albeit, Nepal decided not to take part in the State Partnership Program (SPP) of the United States two weeks ago, the government has not sent a letter yet.

A Cabinet meeting held on June 20 had decided to write a letter to the United States stating that Nepal would not participate in the SPP. But, the letter has not been written yet, Sewa Lamsal, spokesperson at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Speaking at a press conference organized at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday, Lamsal said that the government is preparing to send the letter to the United States.

Meanwhile, she has said that Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s US visit is expected.

Saying that the Prime Minister’s US visit is being discussed, she said that the date has not been fixed yet.

On a different note, Lamsal said that the students who left their studies due to Covid-19 pandemic and returned to Nepal will be able to go back to China to continue their studies.

Out of 850 students who returned to Nepal, 281 will be taken to China on Tuesday in the first phase.


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