Govt picks 14 envoys

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Feb 21, 2017-

The government has recommended 14 names for 13 vacant posts of ambassadors and the proposed embassy in Spain.

The decision was taken by the second meeting of Cabinet held in Singha Durbar on Monday. According to Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Kumar Karki, the government recommended six names from the ruling Nepali Congress.

The prime minister’s party CPN (Maoist Centre) repeated the candidates recommended by the KP Sharma Oli-led government. The appointments of the preceding government were cancelled when Pushpa Kamal Dahal was appointed the prime minister with the backing of the NC and the Madhesi Morcha. On August 5 last year, the Dahal-led Cabinet decided to withdraw the recommendations.

Three of the candidates are from the Rastriya Prajatantra Party. From the Madhesi Morcha Sharmila Parajuli Dhakal has been recommended to head the Nepali Embassy in Oman.

The appointments were delayed due to differences between two major coalition partners over their share of the posts.

Nepali Congress

Sri Lanka: Biswombhar Pyakurel

Bangladesh: Dr Choplal Bhusal

Qatar: Ramesh Prasad Koirala

South Korea: Arjun Junga Bahadur Singh

Myanmar: Bhim Udas

UAE: Asha Lama

CPN (Maoist Centre) 

Australia: Lucky Sherpa 

Denmark: Yubanath Lamsal

Bahrain: Padam Sundas

Saudi Arabia: Mahendra Prasad Singh


Japan: Prativa Rana 

Israel: Niranjan Thapa

Spain: Retd Brig Gen Bharat Bahadur Rayamajhi (Proposed Embassy)


Oman: Sharmila Parajuli Dhakal

Published: 21-02-2017 08:18

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