Nepali President Ram Baran Yadav and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda have congratulated Barack Obama on becoming the US president, state-run newspaper The Rising Nepal reported Wednesday.
In a message to Obama, President Yadav, on behalf of the government and the people of Nepal, extended warmest congratulations to Obama.
"I also take this opportunity to express best wishes for the continued progress and prosperity of the people of the United States of America under your dynamic leadership," he said.
Wishing all success to Obama, Yadav also expressed confidence that the close and friendly relations between Nepal and the US will be further enhanced during his term of office.
Nepali Prime Minister Prachanda also congratulated Barack Obama and in a message to the US president, and said that the enthusiastic support demonstrated by the American people in his election to the high office of the president of the US testifies to their desire to see change backed by optimism and hope that America will achieve prosperity under his leadership.
Prachanda expressed best wishes for Obama's personal health and happiness and for the continued peace, progress and prosperity of the American people.
"Let me assure of my fullest cooperation in making sincere efforts towards further consolidation of our existing bilateral relations characterised by long history of friendship, warmth and cordiality," Prime Minister Prachanda said in the message while expressing the confidence that by working collaboratively Nepal and the US can make Nepal-US relations closer with deepened economic engagement for mutual benefit.