Govt recommends ambassadors for eight countries, Former Chief Secy Regmi recommended for India

Published On: June 21, 2024 08:51 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 21: The government has recommended Nepalese ambassadors for eight countries. A cabinet meeting held on Friday recommended the ambassadors as per the power-sharing deal among the ruling parties.

Former Chief Secretary Lokdarshan Regmi has been recommended as the ambassador for India.

Similarly, former Secretary Chandra Ghimire has been recommended as the ambassador for the USA. Human rights activist Sushil Pyakurel has been recommended as the ambassador for South Korea, Sumnima Tuladhar for Denmark, and Dr. Netra Prasad Timilsina for Malaysia.

Additionally, Bijan Pant has been recommended as the ambassador for the UK, Abu Sufyan Khan Muslim for Saudi Arabia, and Pushpa Raj Rajkarnikar for Spain.

While Regmi, Ghimire, Pyakurel, Tuladhar and Timilsina are appointed as ambassadors under UML quota, Panta, formerly close to Nepali Congress(NC), was appointed from the Maoist Center quota. Similarly, Rajkarnikar and Khan are said to have been appointed as ambassadors from the Federal Socialist Party (FSP)-led by Ashok Rai.

Except for Regmi and Ghimire, the remaining three others appointed as ambasadors from the UML quota have NGO background. 

Earlier on June 6, the government had recalled the ambassadors to 11 countries including India and the US.

The government recalled ambassadors to India, the United States, the United Kingdom, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Malaysia, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, and Israel. These ambassadors were appointed during the Nepali Congress-CPN (Maoist Center) coalition government. 

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