US to provide training, support to Nepal Army

US to provide training, support to Nepal Army

Kathmandu: The US Army has assured Nepal to continue to provide training and support to its military by mutual cooperation and collaboration as a delegation led by a top general of the US Pacific Command visited the country and held wide-ranging talks with the top defence officials.

The nine-member delegation led by General Vincent K Brooks, Commanding General of the Pacific Command of the US Army, today concluded its three-day visit to the country.

During the visit, the US Army delegation called on Nepal Army Chief Gen Rajendra Chhetri at the Nepal Army headquarters.

In the meeting, Gen Brooks appreciated the role played by Nepal Army personnel in rescue and relief operations during the massive April 2015 earthquake.

Gen Brooks assured continuity of necessary training and support being provided by the US Army to the Nepal’s military.

Gen Chhetri expressed his gratitude to the US Army Pacific Command for providing valuable support to the Nepal Army in the past.

“Such high-level visits of military officials will further strengthen friendly relations existing between Nepal Army and US Army,” said a statement issued by the Nepal Army headquarters.

“The visit through mutual cooperation and collaboration will help Nepal Army in mobilising its peace keeping forces in different countries that are passing through conflict to handle disaster management, humanitarian assistance and to maintain world peace, said the statement issued by the Nepal Army,” it said.