July 16, 2019 02:45 PM NPT
By: Ajit Rai
Chief of General Staff Sharad Kumar Giri welcoming CoAS Purna Chandra Thapa at the International Airport
KATHMANDU, July 16: Chief of the Army Staff Purna Chandra Thapa has returned home on Tuesday after completing his week-long visit to the United States that began on July 8, 2019, Nepal Army informed.
Issuing a press statement on Tuesday, the Nepal Army Headquarters said that his visit would strengthen its relation with the United Nations and the United States.
Chief of General Staff Sharad Kumar Giri accompanied by a general and a joint secretary welcomed him at the international airport. Nepal Army troop offered a guard of honor to him on the premises of Nepal Army Headquarters.
During his week-long visit, Thapa met with Vice Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces Paul J. Selva(a General of the U.S. Air Force) and officials of the US Department of Defense responsible for South Asian affairs.
Besides, he held meetings with senior officials of the United Nations including UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed and Under-Secretary-General for the United Nations Department of Field Support Atul Khare, states the press release issued by Nepal Army.
CoAS Thapa took part in the British Armed Forces Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) CHODS Network Meeting held on July 10 at the UN headquarters in New York and the Chiefs of Defence Conference organized by UN Secretariat on July 11.