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United States Acting Assistant Secretary for Global Public Affairs, Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau, arrived in Kathmandu on Wednesday.

Trudeau will hold separate meetings with the US Embassy officials and various members of the Youth Council and the civil society, the US Embassy in Kathmandu said in a statement.

The US Department of State said in the statement that Trudeau will hold meetings with minority group activists, media contacts, and Embassy exchange program alumni for roundtable discussions on disinformation and the media's role in a democracy.

She is also scheduled to tour Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) sites in Kathmandu.

Besides Nepal, Trudeau will travel to the United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, and the Kyrgyz Republic from September 28-October 9.

“Her 12-day trip will prioritise working with U.S. diplomatic missions on policy and messaging priorities, including countering disinformation from Russia and the People’s Republic of China, ongoing US support to the people of Afghanistan, social equity, media freedom, and climate,” the US Department of State said.

“Acting Assistant Secretary Trudeau will meet with government officials and civil society organizations, foreign media outlets and press, influencers, students, journalists, and US public diplomacy sections.” - RSS

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