EU commits to green, resilient and inclusive development of Nepal
KATHMANDU: The European Union (EU) has expressed its commitment to the green, resilient and inclusive development of Nepal and its readiness to extend all possible support to Nepal in achieving its development aspirations.
The EU made such commitment in the 13th meeting of the Joint Commission between Nepal and the European Union (EU) held in Kathmandu on Wednesday.
A broad range of issues of mutual interest featured the meeting. Set up in 1996, the Nepal-EU Joint Commission has proved to be a useful platform of engagement and providing momentum to further deepen the partnership between Nepal and the EU.
The EU and Nepal discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and cooperation in post-pandemic recovery. Nepal conveyed its gratitude to the EU for promptly extending the support of life-saving medical items and equipment when Nepal was struggling through the devastating second wave of the pandemic in the summer this year.
Thanking the EU for its important contribution to the COVAX Facility, Nepal shared the plan of vaccinating all eligible population by April 2022 and briefed on efforts being made by the government to contain COVID-19.
The EU welcomed Nepal’s plan to graduate from LDC status by 2026. In this respect, the EU expressed its commitment to the Green Resilient Inclusive Development of Nepal and its readiness to extend all possible support to Nepal in achieving its development aspirations.
Stress on multilateral cooperation
The EU and Nepal underlined the importance of effective multilateral cooperation, strengthening the World Health Organization and strengthening global capacity to respond to future pandemics.
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