May 24, Kathmandu: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Monday morning held a telephone conversation with Deputy Secretary of State of the United States of America, Wendy Sherman.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, various matters concerning Nepal-US relations, cooperation in the wake of the second wave of COVID-19, and common international agendas were discussed during the talk.
While expressing satisfaction on the overall state of Nepal-US relations, the two sides agreed to take forward bilateral and multilateral engagements in mutual interests.
Minister Gyawali conveyed the gratitude of the Government of Nepal to the United States for the generous COVID-related cooperation.
Applauding the US leadership in garnering collaborative response against the global pandemic, Foreign Minister Gyawali requested the Deputy Secretary of State of the USA to accord due priority to Nepal during the distribution of surplus vaccines among the developing nations.
Deputy Secretary Sherman assured that the new US administration will continue to extend cooperation in Nepal’s socioeconomic sector, including the recent fight against the pandemic.
Appreciating the friendship the two countries have enjoyed over the decades, she hoped that key projects in the pipeline under US cooperation would open up further avenues of prosperity for Nepal.
During the conversation, the duo also shared their commitment to working together for climate action, particularly in the context of Nepal’s plan to hold Sagarmatha Sambaad in coming October.