KATHMANDU, Aug. 8 (Nepal Foreign Affairs)–U.S. Ambassador Alaina Teplitz paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Monday morning at the latter’s residence in Baluwatar.
During the meeting, the ambassador expressed grief over the killing of 13 Nepali nationals in Afghanistan in a terrorist attack, the PM’s secretariat said in a press release.
On the occasion, the prime minister thanked for continuous support of the United States to Nepal.
Ambassador Teplitz noted Nepal’s commitment to democracy and commended the peaceful transition of government under the new Constitution, according to a press release issued by the US embassy after the meeting.
“The United States is committed to a continued partnership with the people and government of Nepal, in order to build a more democratic, prosperous, and stable nation,” the embassy quoted the ambassador as saying.
During their meeting, the US envoy encouraged the new government to continue with the important tasks of constitutional implementation, reconstruction, and economic development, the embassy further said. This is the first time the ambassador called on Dahal after he became the head of the government second time on Aug 1.