Posted by: nepal1kta April 26, 2015
Nepal rejects Taiwan's offer to send help in rescue effort
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WTF?? i don't know who is making the decision but this really sucks.

Taipei, April 27 (CNA) Nepal has declined Taiwan's offer to help with search and rescue efforts after the Himalayan country was devastated by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake Saturday, Vice Foreign Minister Andrew Kao said Monday.

Kao's comments came as several local search and rescue teams were preparing to depart for Nepal to help look for survivors under collapsed buildings.

Answering questions at the Legislative Yuan, the vice minister did not give reasons for Nepal's rejection, saying only that Kathmandu so far has only asked for assistance in search and rescue efforts from neighboring countries like China, India and Pakistan.

Taiwan will still send an advanced team to Nepal, however, to assess the need for for medical assistance, which Taiwan stands ready to provide, said Kao.

(By Tseng Ying-yu and Jay Chen)

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