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18 Aug 2020

Russia shows readiness to provide COVID-19 vaccines to Nepal

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Russian Ambassador to Nepal Aleksei Novikov paying courtesy call on National Assembly Chairman Ganesh Prasad Timilsina at latter’s office in Singh Durbar on Tuesday.
Russian Ambassador to Nepal Aleksei Novikov paying courtesy call on National Assembly Chairman Ganesh Prasad Timilsina at latter’s office in Singh Durbar on Tuesday.

Russian Ambassador to Nepal Aleksei Novikov paid a courtesy call on National Assembly Chairman Ganesh Prasad Timilsina on Tuesday.

During the meeting held at latter’s office at Singha Durbar, they discussed issues related to diplomatic relations, parliamentary relations, the impact of coronavirus, infrastructure development and trade and investment partnership.

During the meeting, Chairman Timilsina paid tribute to the Russian people who died due to the coronavirus infection and wished a speedy recovery to those infected.

As the entire world was affected by the coronavirus, scientists are searching for a vaccine to stop the human losses. In this regard, I’m glad to hear that Russia has recently had a successful test,” said Upper House Chairman.

“Vaccine invented by the Russian scientists would be helpful for the entire people of the world with recognition by the WHO,” said Chairman Timilsina and “thanked the Russian government for taking care of the Nepali community in Russia”

Timilsina also expressed happiness as large numbers of Nepali students graduated from the Russian universities have been contributing in the various sectors of Nepal.

Nepal and Russia Parliamentary team would play vital role in further deepening the ties at parliamentarians as well as the people of the two countries, Chairman stressed.

“Nepal and Russia have been enjoying cordial relations since the establishment of diplomatic relations,” Ambassador Novikov said during the meeting and added “Russia was ready to provide necessary financial and technical assistance for Nepal’s development.”

“If Nepal shows interest to have newly developed Russian coronavirus vaccine I would facilitate giving priority for the quicker availability of the vaccines,” Russian envoy committed.

“The vaccine, developed by Russia, is expected to capture the world market beginning November,” informed Ambassador Novikov.

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