Visiting congressional delegation calls on PM Deuba

KATHMANDU: The United States congressional delegation led by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand paid a courtesy Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Saturday.

During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on various aspects of Nepal-United States relations and cooperation, read a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Ministry said that Prime Minister Deuba thanked the United States Congress for its continued support to Nepal, including during the difficult times of the 2015 earthquakes and the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

Both sides underscored the importance of parliamentary interactions for the enrichment of the multidimensional Nepal-US friendship. Views were also exchanged on institutionalizing democracy and cooperation in climate change, the statement read.

Earlier this morning, the visiting US delegation called on the Minister for Foreign Affairs Narayan Khadka at the latter’s office.

During the meeting, Minister Khadka appreciated the longstanding US cooperation to Nepal’s development endeavours and expressed hope that the visit by the US delegation to Nepal will contribute to further strengthening of the bilateral relations.

The US congressional delegation reaffirmed the commitment to working closely with Nepal on the matters of common interests. The matters related to agriculture and food security as well as Nepal’s role in the UN peacekeeping also featured during the conversation, the Ministry said.

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