The plan was a different one, because we wanted to sign our cooperation or rather the framework of our collabortion directly in Kathmandu. And then came Corona. And since it is not clear at the moment whether we can travel to Kathmandu in September, we decided to sign our agreement in Hamburg.
The blockade, which began on 23 September 2015, was an economic and humanitarian crisis that severely affected Nepal and its economy. The background is a dispute between Nepal and India. Nepal has accused India of imposing an undeclared blockade. India has denied the accusations and stated that the supply shortages were imposed by Madheshi protesters inside Nepal.