US hails political developments in Nepal

KATHMANDU: The United States has appreciated the recent political developments in Nepal regarding the promulgation of the constitution.

Calling on Prime Minister Sushil Koirala at his residence in Baluwatar today, US Ambassador Peter W Bodde said that ‘US welcomes latest developments regarding the process of statute drafting’.

Bodde, who had been to the USA recently, told PM Koirala that he updated the American government on the aftermath of Nepal earthquake.

According to PM Koirala’s foreign affairs adviser Dinesh Bhattarai, Ambassador Bodde also informed PM Koirala about Washington DC’s new diplomatic approach towards Cuba. He informed that US was going to reopen its embassy in Havana, the Capital of Cuba, ending over 54 years’ of diplomatic disconnection. PM Koirala welcomed the new diplomatic initiatives of the USA and Cuba, which is also reopening its mission in Washington DC, Bhattarai added.

Prime minister’s press coordinator Prakash Adhikari said the envoy also expressed his concern about the national reconstruction campaign in the wake of devastating quakes.

Bodde assured the prime minister that the US would increase its support to Nepal. In response, Koirala said Nepal will head towards peace, stability, democracy and development once the new constitution is delivered.