Kathmandu, April 26

US Secretary of State John Kerry is likely to visit Nepal by the end of this year.

Kerry shared his willingness to visit Nepal during a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa at the US State Department yesterday, according to the Embassy of Nepal in Washington DC.

While extending an invitation to his counterpart to visit to Nepal, Thapa underscored the importance of exchange of high-level visits between the two countries to further strengthen bilateral relations.

The DPM also apprised Kerry of the current political situation in the country, constitution promulgation and its amendment in detail as well as reconstruction and rehabilitation works being carried out by the government in the aftermath of the earthquakes last year.

On his part, Kerry congratulated the Government of Nepal for promulgating the new constitution. While assuring of all kinds of support for peace, stability as well as economic development of Nepal, Kerry appreciated Nepal’s role in the maintenance of international peace and security through its contribution of peacekeepers, according to the press statement.