US Assistant Secretary of State Lu arrives in Kathmandu

KATHMANDU: US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu has arrived in Kathmandu for a two-day trip as part of a regularly scheduled visit to the region.

While in Kathmandu, Assistant Secretary Lu will hand over the U.S. Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) to Purnaa, a U.S. manufacturing company in Nepal that promotes ethical manufacturing by empowering traditionally marginalized people and survivors of exploitation.

Assistant Secretary Lu will also meet with business, civil society, and government leaders, the US Embassy in Kathmandu, said.

Meanwhile, according to Baluwatar sources, Lu is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Friday afternoon.

He will also meet Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka. His other appointments have not been disclosed.

Lu previously visited Nepal last November before the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Nepal Compact was endorsed by Nepal’s House of Representatives.

Sources at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Lu is coming to Nepal on a two-day visit.

This is his second visit in the last one year.

Lu visited Nepal on a two-day visit in November 2021.

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