Govt shutdown affects US embassy work

Published On: January 23, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: As the Senate Republicans and Democrats failed on Sunday to reach a compromise to end a government shutdown, the negative consequences of the shutdown have begun to surface in US diplomatic missions across the world including in Nepal. 

According to US embassy in Kathmandu, the American Center library shall remain closed effective from Monday as the consequences of the shutdown. Also, the embassy announced that its social media services would come to a temporary halt.

"Due to the lapse in appropriations, the Embassy's American Center library will be closed. Thanks for your understanding," said the embassy in another tweet.

The shutdown is set to affect the embassy's ability to fund or start any new programs, although already sanctioned projects will be implemented as usual. 

"US Embassy consular services will continue to function. If you have a scheduled visa interview or American Citizen Services appointment, please arrive at the Embassy at your designated time," the embassy further said.

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