KATHMANDU: U.S. Ambassador to Nepal Scott H. DeLisi departed Kathmandu last evening after serving more than two years as President Obama’s envoy to Nepal, said United States Embassy in Kathmandu on Monday morning.
Ambassador Scott H DeLisi started serving in Nepal in March 2010.
Ambassador DeLisi’s next assignment will be as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Uganda.
His tenure was due to end in March 2013.
To mark his departure and reflect on his time in Nepal, Ambassador DeLisi posted a message on his Facebook page thanking his more than 15,000 Facebook friends and noting, in part, " It has been an honor to serve as the American Ambassador here and I hope we have made progress together in building the ties between our nations.”
President Obama has named Ambassador Peter Bodde to be Ambassador DeLisi’s successor in Nepal, pending confirmation by the United States Senate, as required by the U.S. Constitution.
Earlier DeLisi had commented on Facebook, ‘I will, of course, be saddened to leave Nepal earlier than the normal three year tenure... if the Senate confirms this new role.’