India and Nepal discussed issues including vaccine cooperation, connectivity, economy and trade, power, oil and gas, water resources, political and security issues and border management at the sixth meeting of the India-Nepal Joint Commission on Friday.
“Nepal congratulated India on the remarkable success in production of Covishield and Covaxin vaccines and requested for early provision of vaccines to Nepal,” a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs said. The statement followed a meeting co-chaired by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal Pradeep Kumar Gyawali.
The Ministry of External Affairs had said on Thursday that it was too early to give a specific response on the supplies of vaccines to other countries as India was still assessing production schedules and availability.
India conveyed that construction of a new integrated check post at Bhairahwa would be initiated shortly, which could help facilitate movement of people…