Kathmandu–This week celebrates the 75th anniversary of U.S. – Nepal diplomatic relations. As part of our ongoing bilateral partnership, a United States high-ranking Congressional delegation arrives in Kathmandu today for an official visit. The delegation led by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (New York) includes Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (Rhode Island), Cory Booker (New Jersey), Mark Kelly (Arizona), and Representative Mondaire Jones (17th Congressional District, New York). The delegation will meet with Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and other government officials and political leaders to discuss a range of issues. The group of law makers is also focused on climate change’s effects in the Himalayan region. They plan on partaking in a hike Saturday afternoon to learn more about this urgent crisis.
This visit is part of a longer trip by the delegation, which has included visiting Poland in order to learn how the U.S. can continue to support Ukraine and NATO allies against Russia’s unprovoked and unwarranted war, and India. Nepal has joined the majority of countries in condemning Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine.