Intelligence and Nepal’s foreign policy

February 13, 2020 10:11 am

Continued neglect of intelligence in foreign policy formulating process has helped foreign intrigues to, what BP Koirala warned in 1976, make “Nepal a center of international conspiracy”

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: While acknowledging the fact that millions of blue-collar workers from this region are employed in Gulf countries and beyond in hazardous working condition, diplomats from South Asian countries have underscored the need for these labor-sending countries to work together for the safety and well-being of these workers.

VIENNA, July 28:  Representatives from Europe, China and Russia, nations that are still committed to the Iran nuclear deal, plan to meet with Iran’s representative in Vienna on Sunday to discuss how to salvage the unraveling accord.

MOSCOW, July 17: The U.S. ambassador in Moscow says Russia has refused visas to teachers at a school that educates diplomats’ children.

UNITED NATIONS, July 17: The United States has tightly restricted the travel of more than a dozen Iranian diplomats and their families living in New York, according to a U.S. diplomatic note to sent to the Iran mission to the United Nations and seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1 : Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali is scheduled to brief the international community today afternoon on various matters including the government's foreign policy priorities and country's contemporary political situation.

Aug 25: South Korean and U.S. diplomats held talks over Washington's Indo-Pacific strategy on Friday, drawing fresh attention to whether Seoul will join the new geopolitical initiative seen as targeting an assertive China.

BEIJING, July 21:  China has decided to invest 600 million yuan ($88 million) in North Korean infrastructure such as roads around a border bridge, sources in both countries have said, raising concerns that Beijing may violate U.N. resolutions.

MOSCOW, March 30: Russia expelled 60 U.S. diplomats on Thursday and announced it would eject scores from other countries that have joined London and Washington in censuring Moscow over the poisoning of a spy.

The Cold War-style expulsion of 139 Russian diplomats is part of a global response by two dozen countries to the Kremlin’s alleged role in the use of a nerve agent on British soil.

KATHMANDU, Mar 27: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called all foreign diplomats at his residence at 11:30 PM today to brief them on government’s plans and foreign policy, Chetan Adhikari, press coordinator of the Prime Minister said.

WASHINGTON, March 26: The Trump administration expelled 60 Russian diplomats on Monday and ordered Russia’s consulate in Seattle to close, as the United States and European nations sought to jointly punish Moscow for its alleged role in poisoning an ex-spy in Britain.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Amid growing tendency among Kathmandu-based foreign diplomats to hold meetings with chief ministers and chiefs of local government bodies without seeking prior approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the ministry has written to all Kathmandu-based diplomatic missions to honor the provisions of the Vienna Conventions.

ST. PETERSBURG, Mar 17: Russia’s government is expelling 23 British diplomats and threatened further measures in retaliation in a growing diplomatic dispute over a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain.

MOSCOW, Mar 15: Russia said on Thursday it would retaliate very soon for Britain’s expulsion of 23 diplomats as Moscow and London traded public insults about a nerve toxin attack on a former Russian double agent in England.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: The international community in Nepal has sought 'firm commitment' and 'sincerity' on the part of the CPN (Maoist Center) in providing transitional justice to conflict-era victims.

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct 18:  Diplomats from the United States, South Korea and Japan met in Seoul on Wednesday to discuss policy responses to North Korea's accelerating efforts to expand its nuclear weapons program.

KATHMANDU, June 6: In a major shift in its stance, the Election Commission (EC) has decided to allow the representatives of the Kathmandu-based diplomatic missions including United Nations officials to observe the second phase of local elections scheduled to be held in the remaining four provinces on June 28.

KATHMANDU, April 21: Foreign diplomats have made commitment to promote Nepal as one of the lucrative destinations for investors in their respective countries.

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan 11: The United Arab Emirates says five of its diplomats were killed in a bombing in Kandahar, Afghanistan, the previous day.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Although they lauded the tabling of the constitution amendment bill in parliament as a 'positive development', Kathmandu-based foreign diplomats have concluded that the government's attempt to tie up the issue of elections with the amendment could blight the prospects for elections in the near future.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: A section of Kathmandu-based diplomats have raised questions about the contribution of Prithvi Narayan Shah in Nepal's nation-building process, leaving politicians, former diplomats and others to construe this as an attempt to dictate and destroy Nepal's 'national narrative'.

ISLAMABAD, Nov 3: Pakistan on Thursday named eight Indian diplomats it accuses of espionage and terrorism, as tension mounted between the nuclear-armed rivals following days of artillery duels and skirmishes on the border dividing the disputed Kashmir region.