This week celebrates the 75th anniversary of US-Nepal diplomatic relations. As part of the ongoing bilateral partnership, a United States high-ranking Congressional delegation arrived in Kathmandu today for an official visit.

The delegation led by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (New York) includes Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (Rhode Island), Cory Booker (New Jersey), Mark Kelly (Arizona), and Representative Mondaire Jones (17th Congressional District, New York). The delegation will meet with Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and other government officials and political leaders to discuss a range of issues. The group of lawmakers will also focus on climate change's effects in the Himalayan region. They plan on partaking in a hike tomorrow afternoon to learn more about this urgent crisis, said the US Embassy.

This visit is part of a longer trip by the delegation, which includes visiting Poland in order to learn how the US can continue to support Ukraine and NATO allies against Russia's unprovoked and unwarranted war, and India. Nepal has joined the majority of countries in condemning Russia's brutal invasion of Ukraine.

A version of this article appears in the print on April 23, 2022, of The Himalayan Times.