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US Assistant Secretary of State Donald Lu arrives in Kathmandu


14 July 2023  

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KATHMANDU: US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Donald Lu has arrived in Kathmandu today.

During his visit to Nepal, Lu is scheduled to meet the leaders of Nepal’s political parties and embassy staff.

Sources say that Lu came directly to Nepal from America and will visit another country in South Asia.

He is also scheduled to meet an American Chamber of Commerce member to learn about their efforts to give Nepalis unique skills so they can compete globally.

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

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu is a career diplomat who began his government career as a member of the Peace Corps before joining the foreign service in 1990. Since then, he has served as Ambassador to Albania (2015-2018) and as Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan (2018-2021).

President Joe Biden later nominated him as Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, on April 23, 2021.

As the head of the Bureau, Lu will oversee U.S. foreign policy and relations in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Envoy Lu is fluent in numerous languages, including Chinese, Hindi, Russian, and more.

Publish Date : 14 July 2023 12:19 PM

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