US Ambassador Thompson meets RPP Chair Lingden

Kathmandu, March 27: US Ambassador to Nepal Dean R. Thompson called on Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) chairperson Rajendra Lingden.

Various issues of bilateral interest were discussed during the meeting held this morning at the RPP party central office in Dhumrabarahi in the federal capital, said Mohan Kumar Shrestha, spokesperson and Head of Publicity Department of the party.

According to Shrestha, during the meeting, chairperson Lingden expressed concern about the news on US investment for spreading atheism in Nepal. Ambassador Thompson responded that America has not made any investment to spread atheism in Nepal and has no policy to do so.

On that occasion, the US Ambassador expressed his opinion that there is religious harmony of excellent nature in Nepal.

Ambassador Thompson also stated that there is an American policy to return to Nepal idols stolen from Nepal and taken to America, and restore them in the respective monasteries and temples.

During the meeting, RPP Chair Lingden informed Ambassador Thompson about the various dimensions of Nepal-US relations as well as the party’s policy on various issues including good governance, development and foreign investment.