KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Three retired security officials have been shortlisted for the post of executive director of the Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) – a think tank affiliated to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).
Officials at the MoFA said former Major General of Nepal Army Jagadish Chandra Pokharel, Major General Devendra Bahadur Medhasi and Additional Inspector General of Armed Police Force (APF) Rajesh Shrestha have been shortlisted after an interview conducted by a selection and recommendation committee formed by the government.
The MoFA has already forwarded the names of the shortlisted candidates to the council of ministers for approval. One of the shortlisted candidates will be chosen by a cabinet meeting, said government officials.
Earlier, the MoFA had invited applications from all interested candidates for the appointment. The ministry had invited applications from candidates not exceeding 60 years of age and those with at least 10 years of work experience in the field of international law, diplomacy and economic diplomacy and those with experience of working at the senior management level.