KATHMANDU, Feb. 5 -- Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, and US Ambassador to Nepal, Randy Berry, have jointly launched a training series on English and operational skills for tourist police, immigration officers and tourism officials.

This multi-city, multi-month training program is an effort to enhance the English language skills of tourism-related officials to advance the economic growth and security goals of Nepal, according to US Embassy in Kathmandu.

Speaking at the opening ceremony in Kathmandu on Monday, Foreign Minister Gyawali thanked the US for the support, while terming the US as a long-standing development partner of Nepal.

"As Nepal's economy continues to strengthen and as it welcomes more and more internat...