Nepali New Year (Bikram Sambat)

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
April 11, 2013

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I offer the people of Nepal my warmest wishes for a joyful New Year. This is an opportunity to celebrate national unity and goodwill in Nepal, and for people of Nepalese heritage around the world to reflect on new beginnings and possibilities.

As Nepal’s steadfast friend, the United States hopes that the coming year will see successful elections and the full completion of a new constitution, keeping your country on the path of prosperity and progress. We look forward to continuing our strong friendship with the Nepali people in the New Year. Naya Barshako Shubha-Kamana!

PRN: 2013/0392