Stories By 'BINAYAK BASNYAT'
The Foreign Ministry wrapped up an eventful diplomatic year with a ‘cherry on the cake’ Washington visit in December 2018. The issues discussed principally opened the doors for the Himalayan nation to envision its place in a new year of world politics.
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Perhaps if we marketed a strong business case for Nepali youth in agriculture, and showcased examples of farmer millionaires, we could gradually charm our way into a sustainable revolution within a single generational shift.
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Foreign funds make up 22.37 percent of the projected revenue inflow in Nepal’s $12.79 billion budget for the fiscal year 2017-18. Of the total foreign funds, foreign grants account for 5.64 percent and foreign loans 16.72 percent.
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News about the Nepali President’s recent state visit to India almost exclusively highlighted the extension of India’s support to Nepal.
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The signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) ending the 10-year Maoist conflict in 2006 led to post-conflict state building.
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The Dahal administration faces historic challenges which can reposition Nepal in the region and the world.
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