Prez Bhandari writes letter to US president for vaccine assistance

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Kathmandu: President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has written a letter to US President Joe Biden requesting Nepal to provide vaccination assistance against coronavirus.

According to the Nepal Embassy in the United States, Nepal’s ambassador to the United States, Yuvaraj Khatiwada, handed over the letter sent by President Bhandari to Biden to senior adviser Irwin Masinga at the US State Department.

During the meeting, Ambassador Khatiwada requested the US to facilitate the vaccination of AstraZeneca, which is being facilitated by various countries around the world, according to the embassy. In response, Masinga expressed the US government’s deep sympathy for the current epidemic in Nepal, the embassy said.