Kathmandu, October 23
Two days after presenting his credentials and assuming office, newly appointed US Ambassador to Nepal Dean R Thompson has said he wants to see Nepal as a globally important country.
In a short video posted on his official Twitter handle, Thompson, who is seen speaking with his wife Jane, says he has known Nepal as a culturally rich and ethnically diverse country, with eye-inspiring landscapes, but now would add to the description “central, sovereign and globally important.”
“As the world comes together to confront climate change, threats to democracy and to achieve sustainable economic growth, working together, I hope to expand our warm people-to-people ties and grow our trade and investment partnerships,” he says.
He says the US always supports Nepal in strengthening democracy and achieving prosperity.
Earlier, on Friday, Dean R Thompson presented his letter of credence to President Bidya Devi Bhandari. Also on the same day, he paid courtesy calls on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and Foreign Affairs Minister Narayan Khadka.