KATHMANDU, July 16: The government has recommended Nilkantha Upreti, former chief election commissioner as a new ambassador to India. The cabinet meeting held on Monday afternoon has decided to recommend the name of Uprety as the new envoy to the southern neighbor, Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali informed after the meeting.
The post was vacant following the resignation of Deep Kumar Upadhyay on October 2017 to re-join politics to contest the federal parliamentary election that was held last year.
Likewise, the government has decided to recommend Uday Raj Pandey as a new ambassador to Malaysia. Panday has already served as an envoy to Saudi Arabia earlier.