Ambassador of the United States of America Peter W. Bodde hosted a reception to celebrate 239th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America at his residence.
Vice President Paramananda Jha was the chief guest at yesterday’s celebration of the 239th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America. Independence Day in the United States is usually observed on July 4th. This date in February was chosen to honor the birthdays of two of America’s greatest presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Eight members of III Marine Expeditionary Force Band based in Okinawa, Japan entertained the guests at Ambassador Peter W. Bodde’s residence.
According to a press release issued by Public Affairs Section Embassy of The United States, Ambassador Bodde spoke about 63 years of U.S.–Nepal relations and his personal 30-year connection to Nepal in his remakrs. In describing his kinship with Nepal and his upcoming departure in the summer, Ambassador Bodde said, “My government is here to support Nepal’s democratic development. We know the way forward has to be a Nepali way forward. The United States wants to see Nepal prosper as a free and democratic nation where all its citizens receive equal protection and equal opportunity.”
In his remarks, Ambassador Bodde also applauded the accomplishments of private American citizens who have worked alongside Nepalis to help Nepal’s development. Senior Nepali government and political leaders, members of civil society, academia, the business community, representatives of diplomatic missions based in Nepal and members of the press were present at the celebration.