KATHMANDU, JANUARY 21

Separate messages of felicitations from the top leadership of Nepal were transmitted to the high offices of the United States of America today on the assumption of office by the newly elected leadership.

President Bidhya Devi Bhandari sent a congratulatory message to Joseph Robinette Biden on his assumption of the office of the 46th President of the United States.

In her message, President Bhandari underlined the excellent state of bilateral relations between the two countries.

Appreciating US cooperation towards socioeconomic development of Nepal, she expressed confidence that the rich and multi-faceted Nepal-US relations would continue to deepen and expand during the tenure of President Biden.

She extended best wishes to the new leadership for a successful tenure and also in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Similarly, Vice-president Nanda Bahadur Pun, in a congratulatory message to his US counterpart Kamala Devi Harris, commended the historic election of the first female vice-president in the United States. Pun also expressed appreciation for the priorities of the new US administration towards topical issues such as gender equality, social justice and climate change.

In his message, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli expressed his confidence that the United States would continue to achieve progress and prosperity under the able leadership of President Biden.

Reaffirming Nepal’s commitment to long standing friendship with the United States, the prime minister expressed Nepal’s desire to work together with the new US leadership at the bilateral level in matters of mutual interest and towards advancing agendas of global importance at the multilateral level. He expressed confidence that the bilateral relations, underpinned by cooperation, economic partnerships as well as people-to-people contacts, would reach new heights in the years ahead.

Likewise, Ganesh Prasad Timilsina, chairperson of the National Assembly, sent a congratulatory message to Harris, who as vice-president also presides over the United States Senate. In his message, Timilsina expressed willingness to work closely with Harris towards further strengthening bilateral ties and enhancing cooperation between the Federal Parliament of Nepal and the US Congress.