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Peace Corps Returns to Nepal

Peace Corps and USAID sign inter-agency agreement

WASHINGTON, DC—January 10, 2012—Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Asia Nisha Biswal signed an inter-agency agreement to re-establish a Peace Corps program in Nepal after a seven-year absence from the country. The agreement was signed at a ceremony at Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C., and attended by Nepali Ambassador to the United States Shankar Prasad Sharma, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Robert O. Blake, Jr., and returned Peace Corps volunteers from Nepal.

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