February 9, 2016
On behalf of the American people, we wish to express our sympathy and solidarity with the people of Nepal upon the death of Sushil Koirala, President of the Nepali Congress party and former Prime Minister. We extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Koirala. Prime Minister Koirala was an advocate for democracy and achieved a huge milestone in Nepal’s democratic transition with the passing of the new constitution. Committed to Nepal’s democratic future, we hope this spirit will be an example to future generations. The United States stands with Nepal as it mourns the loss of a leader.