Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali held a telephone conversation with Minister for External Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain, Arancha Gonzalez Laya, today.

Matters related to various aspects of Nepal-Spain relations and cooperation were discussed during the telephone conversation.

Minister Gyawali thanked the Government of Spain for its generous support of medical equipment and supplies.

He stated that the support received from the friendly government and people of Spain would be valuable at a time when Nepal was battling the second wave of COVID-19.

Minister Gonzalez Laya, while thanking Nepal for facilitating repatriation of stranded Spanish nationals, assured Nepal continued cooperation from her government at the bilateral level as well as through the EU and other channels.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Government of Spain is sending a consignment in a chartered flight tomorrow that will include ventilators, oxygen concentrators and PPEs. Magdy Martinez Soliman, director of the Spanish agency for International Development Cooperation is visiting Nepal to hand over the Spanish cooperation to Nepal.

A version of this article appears in the print on May 20, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.