Kathmandu: The Deputy Assistant Secretary of State (DAS) for the South and Central Asian Affairs Bureau, Afreen Akhter, has arrived in Kathmandu on Monday.
She is scheduled to meet with our Nepali partners at ICIMOD and Urja Nepal, as well as the Nepal Army and government officials to discuss climate change, clean energy, humanitarian assistance and disaster response, and advancing democracy, human rights, and mutual economic prosperity, the US embassy in Kathmandu wrote on its Facebook page.
Afreen Akhter oversees South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) for Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and the Maldives, as well as the Office of Security and Transnational Affairs, according to US Department of State. She most recently served as a Senior Advisor to SCA Assistant Secretary Don Lu.
Akhter’s visit is the third visit by top US officials to Nepal in less than two weeks. USAID Administrator Samantha Power was in Kathmandu on February 7 for a two-days visit. Earlier to that US Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland, was in Kathmandu on January 31.