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US Prez Trump extends best wishes on Nepal’s Constitution Day, hails local polls

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Sep 17, 2017-US President Donald J. Trump has congratulated Nepali people and expressed best wishes on the occasion of Nepal’s Constitution Day that is marked on September 19.

In a message sent to Nepali President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Saturday, President Trump said this is a great day for Nepali people and the people of US welcome this celebration of democracy in Nepal.

“Since you last recognized this important day, Nepal has achieved important progress,” the US president noted.  

The US president has lauded the efforts to accelerate post-earthquake reconstruction and to revive the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Nepali citizens affected by the disaster.  “Your economy has improved remarkably and is poised for future growth,” read the statement. “Most importantly, you have held the first local elections in 20 years – a significant milestone for your democratic government.”

Thanking Nepali people for their commitment to the shared principles, President Trump has reiterated the US government’s support for Nepal’s continuing progress toward peace and prosperity.

Published: 17-09-2017 17:38

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