Nepali New Year (Bikram Sambat) Message

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
April 12, 2012

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Nepal as you celebrate the New Year.

As Nepalis around the world reflect on the achievements of the past year and look ahead to new possibilities and opportunities, know that the United States stands with you as a steadfast friend and partner. We look forward to working with Nepal to continue to strengthen the foundations of peace and prosperity in the years to come.

Enjoy a safe and happy holiday. Naya Barshako Shubha-Kamana!

PRN: 2012/558