KATHMANDU, Aug. 5 (Nepal Foreign Affairs)–The United States, Japan, France and Norway have congratulated newly appointed Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
The US Embassy in Nepal said in a statement that Nepal’s commitment to democracy is evident in the peaceful government transition over the past few weeks.
“The United States looks forward to continuing to partner with the people and government of Nepal to build a more democratic, prosperous, and stable nation that can carry out the important tasks of constitutional implementation, reconstruction, and economic development,” read the statement.
On behalf of the people and the Government of Japan, the Embassy of Japan in Nepal has extended its sincere congratulations to Dahal on his taking the post of the prime minister of Nepal.
“The Government of Japan always has a firm commitment to the democratization process for peace and prosperity in Nepal. The Embassy sincerely hopes that the new leadership will bring about a more prosperous, unified and stable Nepal,” the embassy said.
The Embassy has also expressed hope that the cordial relationship between Japan and Nepal will be further developed and strengthened this year, which marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relationship, and beyond.
“The Embassy looks forward to continuing to support Nepal’s reconstruction efforts from last year’s earthquake and its social and economic development in a medium and long term as much as it can,” the embassy said.
In a separate statement, Norwegian Embassy in Nepal congratulated Dahal.
“Norway welcomes the commitment to hold local elections to secure inclusive democracy, social and economic development. Norway encourages the new leadership to ensure a peaceful and continuous implementation of the Constitution and emphasizes the importance of the much needed reconstruction efforts,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, France congratulated Dahal as the new prime minister of Nepal.
“France hopes that the bilateral relationship between Nepal and France will further strengthen during the tenure of Prime Minister Dahal,” read a press statement issued by the French Embassy in Nepal.
France, along with European Union partners, stands alongside Nepal to accompany her on the path to reconstruction and economic development, the statement added.