Washington, DC - Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan: "On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I wish a festive New Year to all Nepalis across the globe.

"The celebration of Nepali New Year is a chance for all of us to celebrate Nepal’s many accomplishments this past year, including the peaceful conclusion of elections, and to look ahead to a future of increasing prosperity and deepening partnership between our governments. It is also a chance to honor the contributions of Nepali Americans to our culture and society.

"Please accept my best wishes on this joyous day."