President, Vice President and prime minister congratulate incoming US leadershipIn her message, the President appreciates US cooperation in Nepal’s development efforts and expresses best wishes to President Biden for a successful tenure and in addressing the Covid-19 pandemic.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari has congratulated Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. on his assumption of the office of the 46th President of the United States and underlined the excellent state of bilateral relations between the two countries.
“Appreciating the US cooperation to socioeconomic development of Nepal, the President has expressed her confidence that the rich and multi-faceted Nepal-US relations will continue to deepen and expand during the tenure of President Biden. She has extended best wishes to the new leadership for a successful tenure and also in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to a statement issued on Thursday quoting the message of President Bhandari.
Similarly, Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, in a congratulatory message to his US counterpart Kamala Devi Harris, has commended the historic election of the first female Vice President in the United States of America.
In his message, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pun has expressed appreciation to the priorities of the new US administration to the topical issues such as gender equality, social justice and climate change.
The new US leadership including President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Devi Harris on Wednesday were administered the oath of office and secrecy amidst a function in Washington D.C.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has expressed his confidence that the United States will continue to achieve progress and prosperity under the able leadership of President Biden.
Reaffirming Nepal’s commitment to longstanding friendship with the United States, the prime minister has expressed Nepal’s desire to work together with the new US leadership at the bilateral level on matters of mutual interests and towards advancing agendas of global importance at the multilateral level, according to the statement.
Oli has expressed confidence that the bilateral relations, underpinned by cooperation, economic partnerships as well as people-to-people contacts, will reach new heights in the years ahead.
Meanwhile Ganesh Prasad Timilsina, chairperson of the National Assembly, Nepal’s upper house, has also sent a congratulatory message to Harris, who as Vice President also presides over the United States Senate.