International community congratulates Oli

Kathmandu, October 13

The International Community in Nepal today congratulated Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli for his election as new executive head of the country.

Separately, the United States, the UK, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Norway have congratulated Oli, who had sworn-in as the 38th Prime Minister yesterday.

The world community also expressed desire to work closely with the new Nepali leadership in championing democratic causes and rebuilding the nation shattered by the devastating April 25 earthquake.

UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Jamie McGoldrick, on behalf of the International Community in Nepal, said in a statement: “We welcome the appointment of a new government and hope it will engage in dialogue to ensure the broadest ownership and inclusive implementation of the constitution in the spirit of compromise and the broad aspirations of the Nepali people.” He also reaffirmed support for the peace process and reconstruction efforts.

Congratulating the new PM, US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark C Toner said, “We look forward to working with the prime minister on the ongoing efforts to rebuild after the earthquake and to bring about a more prosperous, unified, and stable Nepal.”

The US also urged all political stakeholders to fully engage in a democratic process that accommodates the aspirations of all Nepalis.

Meanwhile, US Ambassador Alaina B Teplitz today called on PM Oli and extended congratulations on behalf her government.

Extending her heartiest felicitations, Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina shared her confidence that Oli’s long political experience would enable him to guide Nepal towards its socio-economic uplift and prosperity.

She also invited him to visit to Bangladesh at his earliest convenience, according to a statement issued by the Embassy of Bangladesh in Kathmandu.

Felicitating PM Oli, his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif expressed hope that Nepal would move forward to attain greater peace, prosperity and progress under his leadership. He also lauded Oli’s contribution to the constitution making process in Nepal.

Sharif reiterated Pakistan’s desire to further strength bilateral relations to the mutual benefit of the two countries, read a statement of the Embassy of Pakistan in Nepal.

In his congratulatory message, British Minister of State for Asia, Hugo Swire said the UK and Nepal shared 200 years of friendship and the two countries would remain steadfast partners.

He also reiterated the UK’s continued support to rebuild Nepal after the earthquake.

Likewise, Norwegian Embassy in Kathmandu said that the election of a new Prime Minister and a new government after the promulgation of the Constitution was a manifestation of Nepal’s commitment to democratic development, peace and prosperity.

It also encouraged the new leadership to ensure peaceful and inclusive implementation of the constitution to secure Nepal’s future social and economic development and needed reconstruction efforts.

Earlier, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had facilitated Oli and wished to strengthen bilateral relations with Nepal.