February 9: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power has said that supporting Nepal is a priority of the United States (US).
Speaking at a press conference organized in Kathmandu on Wednesday before wrapping up her two-day visit to Nepal, Power clarified that there was no geopolitical dimension in the US assistance to Nepal. She said that the US has been supporting Nepal since the establishment of diplomatic relations.
On the occasion, Administrator Power said that Nepal has an opportunity to strengthen federalism following the successful general elections and advance the inclusion of women and marginalized communities, empower the youth and show that democracy can bring results for the benefit of its citizens. The US will continue to partner towards that end, added Power.
During her visit, Power announced on Tuesday that the USAID will provide assistance of up to US$ 58.5 million to Nepal's government, civil society and the private sector to advance Nepal's democratic progress. -- RSS