Chinese President Announces to Donate 1 Million Doses of Vaccine to Nepal

Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced to provide one million vaccine grants to Nepal. In a telephone conversation with President Vidyadevi Bhandari on Wednesday afternoon, his Chinese counterpart informed that the vaccine would be provided. A 40-minute conversation between the two presidents took place on Wednesday, according to a source close to President Bhandari.

Stating that the first responsibility of the Government of Nepal is to save the lives of the Nepali people from COVID-19, she said that she is willing to purchase the necessary vaccines from China. She urged President Xi to facilitate the process.

Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanchi tweeted the information. “During a telephone conversation with Nepalese President Vidyadevi Bhandari Yesterday, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that China would provide one million doses of Covid 19 vaccine to Nepal as a grant,” Ambassador Hou wrote.