LONDON: The House of Lords has agreed that the United Kingdom should show its open involvement in Nepal’s efforts to combat raging coronavirus infections.
The upper house of the United Kingdom’s daily deliberations on Thursday were concentrated on providing assistance to Nepal, which is in a state of emergency. Speakers argued that the UK should help Nepal get out of its current crisis because the Himalayan country has consistently supported the UK on all fronts.
Lord Lancaster had advised the British government to provide Nepal with two million vaccine doses. As a result,
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, speaking on behalf of the UK government, told the upper house that Nepal will receive about 350,000 COVAX vaccines.
Ahmad also told the House of Lords that he spoke with Nepal’s Foreign Minister two days ago and that they would soon share their proposal with representatives from the Nepali Embassy in London.
Lokdarshan Regmi, Nepal’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, said he had been in constant contact with members of concerned agencies in the UK about the vaccines and had received encouraging responses.
Similarly, Ramesh Raj Pandit, a social activist, has launched a movement to put institutional pressure on the UK government to provide vaccine assistance to Nepal. RSS (Really Simple Syndication)