US Navy commander arrives in Kathmandu for Multinational Peacekeeping Exercise

KATHMANDU: The US Pacific Command Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr. arrived in Kathmandu on Sunday for the Multinational Peacekeeping Exercise “Shanti Prayas-III.

Admiral Harris will attend the Multinational Peacekeeping Exercise “Shanti Prayas-III”, which is going to be jointly organized by the Nepalese Army and the US Pacific Command at Birendra Peace Operations Training Centre in Panchkhal of Kavre District of Nepal from March 20 to April 3.

The Multinational Peacekeeping Exercise “Shanti Prayas-III”, with the participants from 28 countries, is aimed at enhancing peacekeeping capabilities, Directorate of the Public Relations of the Nepalese Army said in a press release.

He is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat and Defense Minister Balkrishna Khand among other high-ranking officials to discuss US-Nepal defense cooperation, according to the Defense Ministry.

The top US military officer was welcomed by Lieutenant General of the Nepal Army Purna Chandra Thapa at the Tribhuvan International Airport earlier in the day.

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