Kathmandu, September 20
The Heads of State of India, the United States of America and Switzerland have extended best wishes to the Government of Nepal and all Nepalis on the occasion of the Constitution Day.
“On behalf of the government, the people of India and on my own, I have the pleasure to extend warm greetings and felicitations to your excellency and to the people of Nepal on the occasion of your National Day,” read the statement of greetings sent by President of India Ram Nath Kovind addressing to President of Nepal, Bidya Devi Bhandari.
India and Nepal are bound together by not only shared geography, but also by history, culture, civilisation and people to people ties. Our ever expanding partnership today spans across diverse sectors. We stand committed to continuing our close cooperation with Nepal for the development and prosperity of our people, read the statement.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your gracious invitation to me and my wife to visit your beautiful country. Regular exchange of visits at the highest levels between our countries demonstrates the priority we attach to our close partnership. I look forward to visiting Nepal at a mutually convenient time,” read the statement.
“I convey my best wishes for your excellency’s good health and well-being as well as for the continued prosperity and progress of the friendly people of Nepal,” read the statement.
Offering best wishes on the occasion, US President Donald J Trump, in a message of greetings addressed to President Bhandari, said, “On behalf of the American people, I extend warm wishes to you and the people of Nepal on the occasion of Constitution Day.”
“I look forward to the continued growth of the close and enduring friendship between our two peoples that has developed over seven decades of United States-Nepal ties. The United States remains steadfast in supporting Nepal’s development as an independent, sovereign nation committed to providing prosperity for all its citizens. I am confident our partnership will continue to expand as we work towards shared priorities.”
Also, extending best wishes on the occasion, President of the Swiss Confederation Ueli Maurer, in a message of greetings addressed to President Bhandari, said, “On behalf of the Swiss Federal Council and the people of Switzerland, it gives me great pleasure to send you and your country’s citizen our best wishes on your Sambhidhaan Diwas. I would like to take this opportunity to wish a bright and promising future for you in your official role as well as for your country and its residents.”
“Switzerland is committed to maintaining a strong relationship with the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal and we look forward to building on this mutual accord,” read the statement.
A version of this article appears in print on September 21, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.