September 18, 2016
Washington – President of the United States Barack Obama today congratulated the President of Federal Republic of Nepal Bidhya Devi Bhandari and the Nepali people on Nepal’s Constitution Day. Following is the message sent to the President of Nepal:
Dear Madam President:
I am pleased to congratulate you and the people of Nepal as you commemorate Constitution Day on September 20. I am also honored to convey the best wishes of the people of the United States.
It has been more than a year since a devastating earthquake struck your country, and the American people continue to feel the grief of families who lost loved ones. Yet amid that grief, there is great hope for the future. We stand with you and all Nepalis who refuse to let tragedy overcome the desire for a better future. The United States will always admire the strength of Nepalis who have rebuilt their homes and their lives, and we will continue to do everything we can to support you in this effort.
On this auspicious day, I want to assure you that the United States remains committed to advancing our relationship and helping Nepal achieve a brighter future, including the growth of Nepal’s hydropower potential, the development of its infrastructure, and the pursuit of justice for all affected by the tragic conflict.
Again, I congratulate you and all Nepalis on this special day. Democracies form natural bonds and we look forward to strengthening that bond in the years ahead.