American Ambassador Nancy Powell Arrives in Nepal: Namaste…Dhanyabaad

Nancy J. Powell, the new U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, arrived in Kathmandu today. She made a brief statement to waiting journalists at Tribhuvan International Airport. Here is the text:

“Namaste. It’s very nice to be back. I look forward to working with the government and the people of Nepal as we move forward in this time of democracy. Dhanyabaad.”

Ambassador Powell is scheduled to present her credentials to Prime Minister G.P. Koirala on Thursday, August 9.

American ambassadors are headline hunters in Nepal. They are one of the most talked about and one of the most controversial figures in Nepali politics and society. Moriarty is in our mind and we haven’t forgotten many of his predecessors. We even remember how the first US envoy came to Nepal decades ago. We know which American ambassador fixed which of our minister’s marriage and which American diplomat get stoned by ultra communists. So we think it’s worth knowing about the top American diplomat in Kathmandu and we here publish a biographical summary of Nancy Powell that we received from the American Center in Kathmandu: Continue reading American Ambassador Nancy Powell Arrives in Nepal: Namaste…Dhanyabaad