Quake-hit Nepal seeks more support from foreign countries

Kathmandu, April 27:  Nepal has called on foreign countries, including neighbouring India and Chi, to provide more support as tens of thousands of people are in dire need of relief and support following a massive 7.9-magnitude earthquake on Saturday followed by strong aftershocks. During a meeting with over two dozen Kathmandu-based ambassadors and diplomats on Monday, Nepal’s Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey sought more support, and medical and rescue teams from their respective countries. “The minister informed the diplomats about the situation in Nepal following the devastating earthquake,” foreign ministry spokesperson Tara Prasad Pokharel told Xinhua news agency. According to Pokharel, the minister expressed thanks to the ambassadors and their respective countries for ongoing support and also requested for more support in the rescue operation. Meanwhile, blood dotion programmes were being held in capital Kathmandu to collect blood for the survivors of the disaster. (IANS)

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