August 08, 2017
In a move enhancing US-Nepal bilateral ties, Nepali Health Minister Giriraj Mani Pokharel and Michael C. Gonzales, Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Kathmandu met in Kathmandu on Monday.
In their meeting at Singh Durbar, both the officials discussed US-Nepal bilateral relations and expressed willingness to further strengthen ties between the two nations.
Recalling US support to Nepal, Pokharel lauded assistance offered by the Government of United States to Nepal during and post earthquake in 2015. He also said that the support given by US missions and agencies for elimination of malaria in Dang district in Western Nepal, was remarkable.
In response, the US official called on the Government of Nepal to utilize support provided by the US Government. He expressed the US Government’s readiness to contribute towards the development of the Nepali health sector.
It is noteworthy that Nepal has recently agreed to receive a major foreign grant of Rs 51.38 billion from the United States’ Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) for the development of road and electricity transmission line in Nepal.