KATHMANDU, Dec 16: Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali is leaving Kathmandu tomorrow morning for a visit to the United States, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Sunday.
Gyawali is scheduled to have a bilateral meeting with the US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo in Washington D.C. on December 18, the ministry said in a press statement.
During his visit, Gyawali will also have meetings with high-level officials from the White House, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), among others, the ministry said.
Meanwhile, a Nepali delegation led by Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi will hold consultations with the US delegation led by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs at the Department of State Ambassador Alice G. Wells, on December 18.
The Nepali delegation consists of Ambassador of Nepal to the United States of America Dr. Arjun Kumar Karki, Joint Secretaries from Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Home Affairs as well as officials from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Embassy of Nepal in Washington D.C. The Gyawali-led delegation will return home on December 21.