US congratulates Nepal on election of new Prime Minister

US has congratulated on election of new PM Jhalanath Khanal.

Last Updated: Feb 04, 2011, 11:28 AM IST

Washington: US has congratulated people of
Nepal on the election of its new Prime Minister Jhalanath
Khanal and said it looks forward to working with him in the
coming days.

"We congratulate the people of Nepal on the election of a
new Prime Minister. We look forward to working with incoming
Prime Minister Khanal and continuing the warm and constructive
relationship between the United States and Nepal," State
Department spokesman P J Crowley told reporters yesterday.

"We are hopeful that today`s election - I think it was
the 17th and final time - Will give renewed momentum to the
peace process and constitutional drafting," he said in an
apparent reference to the long drawn out process to elect the
new Prime Minister.

PTI