PM Deuba, US Secretary of State Blinken hold telephone talks

File – Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba addresses during discussions held with the infectious disease specialists and office-bearers of Nepal Medical Council and Nepal Medical Association regarding the control of the coronavirus, in presence of Health Minister Birodh Khatiwada, Health State Minister Bhawani Prasad Khapung in Baluwatar, Kathmandu, on Saturday, January 15, 2022. Photo: RSS

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and United States of America’s Secretary of State Antony Blinken held telephone talks on Tuesday night.

The talk dwelt on issues such as poverty alleviation, development projects and climate change among others, according to the Prime Minister’s Secretariat.

PM Deuba tweeted, “We appreciate America’s continuous affirmation for Nepal’s progress for the past 75 years. We also discussed Russia’s attack on Ukraine and Nepal’s affirmation towards Ukraine’s sovereignty.”

On the occasion, the US Secretary of State Blinken said that Nepal’s decision to take forward US-aid grant Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) would play an important role in materialising projects such as transmission line and road connectivity thereby creating jobs, ensuring infrastructures and uplifting the lives of Nepalis.


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