In an interview with BBC, PM Oli said, "Yes, there were misunderstandings at one time, but now those misunderstandings are gone. We should not be stuck in the past misunderstandings but move forward looking at the future."
PM Oli was quoted by the local Nepali media to have said, "Neighbours share both love and problems. Don't people in Chile or Argentina have a problem?"
PM Oli also added, "I would like to make a request to PM Modi. In view of these times and our friendly relations, India should extend full cooperation to Nepal. That doesn't mean I haven't got help from India. At this time, Nepal needs vaccinations, for which Nepal is urging both its neighbours and all countries."
Furthering on the subject, PM Oli said, "Whoever provides us vaccines, be it India, China, the United States or the United Kingdom, it is fine to receive vaccines. It is not necessary to politicise it and we thank both our neighbours very much. On one hand, China has given us 1.8 million vaccines and on the other, India has given 2.1 million vaccines. We have the help of both. We are also getting medical equipment from both. So thank you both."
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