Govt to host ‘National Dialogue on Foreign Policy’

Published On: June 3, 2019 09:25 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 3: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) is holding a National Dialogue on Foreign Policy (NDFP) on June 29 to formulate a common view on the country’s foreign policy in view of the changed political reality and priority of the country following the promulgation of the new constitution.

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said that interactive discussions will be held among the political leaders, former foreign ministers, retired diplomats, experts from various sectors, think tank members and media persons, among others. “There is a realization that our foreign policy needs to be fine-tuned in the changed political context. We hope that the national dialogue would contribute to that end,” he said. 

MoFA had formed various committees even in the past to recommend changes to Nepal’s foreign policy orientation. But there has been a realization that Nepal has to have a new foreign policy orientation especially after the promulgation of the new constitution and the country getting an environment of political stability. 

“The ministry believes that the dialogue will help in formulating an appropriate foreign policy, suited to the current world situation in line with the letter and spirit of the constitution,” said Minister Gyawali. 

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