Deputy Chief of Mission, Michael C. Gonzales calls on Health Minister

KATHMANDU: The Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Kathmandu, Michael C. Gonzales has called on Health Minister Giriraj Mani Pokharel at the latter's office in Singha Durbar in Kathmandu on Monday.

On the occasion, Minister Pokharel thanked the US Government for its support and assistance during and after the tragic earthquake in Nepal in 2015.

Health Minister Pokhrel reminded that the assistance the US assistance missions and agencies provided to Nepal for elimination of malaria in Dang district, in Western Nepal, was remarkable.

According to Minister Giriraj Mani Pokharel personal secretary Sudarshan Parajuli, the Government of Nepal is seeking continuous support from the US Government in the health sector.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief of Mission, Michael C. Gonzales urged the government of Nepal to fully utilise the support provided by the US government.

He further said US is committed to provide more support to Nepal to develop its health sector.

During the meeting, both the leaders also discussed on strengthening bilateral relations between the two nations.