President Paudel administers oath to newly-appointed Foreign Minister Saud

Published On: April 16, 2023 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 16: President Ram Chandra Paudel on Sunday administered oath of office and secrecy to newly-appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs Narayan Prakash (NP) Saud amidst a special ceremony at the Office of the President, Sheetal Niwas.

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal had appointed Saud, a Nepali Congress leader and member of the House of Representatives, as the foreign minister earlier on Sunday. 

The oath-taking ceremony was attended by Vice President Ram Sahay Prasad Yadav, Prime Minister Dahal, Speaker Devraj Ghimire and National Assembly Chairperson Ganesh Prasad Timilsina.

Minister Saud also took charge of his office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Singha Durbar on Sunday after taking the oath.

The Nepali Congress central committee member Saud has already served as the Minister for Irrigation in 2070 BS and as the Minister of State for Education and Sports in 2057 BS before this.

He was elected to the House of Representatives from Kanchanpur constituency-2 in 2056 BS and 2070 BS. He was also elected to the House of Representatives from the same constituency in the election held on November 20 last year.

Saud joined the Nepal Students Union (NSU), the student wing of the Nepali Congress, in 2036 BS and forayed into politics. He was elected the vice-president of NSU in 2043 BS and went on to become the central president in 2048 BS. 

He was born to father Khadga Singh Saud and mother Kushilya Devi on August 9, 1962 in Dadeldhura district. His permanent address is Shuklaphanta Municipality-6, Kanchanpur district in Sudurpaschim Province. 

He has visited India, the United States of America, Australia, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, France, Germany, the Philippines, South Korea, Egypt, Japan, Singapore, Qatar, Thailand, among other countries.


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