Kathmandu, May 7
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal held talks with visiting members of the US Congress and appreciated American assistance for the successful conclusion of Nepal’s peace process.
The prime minister held talks with a US parliamentary team in his office and discussed issues of mutual interests, contemporary politics and development projects, according to a press release issued by the PM’s Secretariat. Minority Leader in the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi was also in the American team.
The prime minister said Nepal-US relations and visits between the two countries were very fruitful. The PM also lauded American role in the rescue, relief and reconstruction after the 2015 earthquakes. He thanked the US government and American people for their assistance to Nepal in the aftermath of the earthquakes.
Stating that Nepal was marching towards political stability, development and economic prosperity, the prime minister said American investment in Nepal and projects funded by the US were playing important role in the economic filed.
The prime minister also said that Nepal concluded its peace process keeping in mind the transitional justice. According to the release, American congress members sought to know from the PM about Nepal’s peace process, human rights situation and agreements related to trade and commerce.
The team made it clear that the victory of Donald Trump in the presidential race would not affect American diplomacy and foreign relations, according to the release. The team members also said that the US was interested to invest in Nepal and provide other assistance.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat also separately met Nancy Pelosi today.
A version of this article appears in print on May 08, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.