Willing to work with new govt, says US officialA senior United States official has said that the US is looking forward to working with the new government in Nepal in the country’s quest for development and prosperity.
A senior United States official has said that the US is looking forward to working with the new government in Nepal in the country’s quest for development and prosperity.
Alice G Wells, principal deputy assistant secretary for South and Central Asia of the US, in an interview with the BBC Nepali Service in London, said that Nepal had set an example with its efforts towards the democratic process and that her country was willing to work with the new government in Kathmandu.
As the recently concluded federal parliamentary and provincial assembly elections in Nepal have mandated the left alliance of the CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Centre) to form a new government, Wells said that the US does not view the outcome of elections as anti-America. “We look forward to working with the legitimate government of Nepal,” she said.
This is the first time a senior US diplomat has publicly said that the US was keen to work with the new government in Nepal.
“Nepal is viewed as a leader nation that is committed to its democratic institutions. We praise Nepal’s success in concluding the elections in a trustworthy and transparent manner. We will work with the new government considering the mutual values our people share,” Wells told BBC Nepali.
Wells also stressed that the United States has been a longstanding partner to Nepal’s development and is consistently supporting development projects in Nepal. She also stressed the need for increasing military coordination between the two countries. She said that the United States prioritises assistance and coordination between the armies of the two countries.