KATHMANDU, April 11: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has issued a letter to the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) to refrain from engaging in non-routine activities.

In a sobering revelation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) officially confirmed on Thursday the deaths of seven additional Nepali nationals who were fighting alongside the Russian army in Ukraine. This announcement comes amidst Nepal's prohibition on the recruitment of its nationals in foreign armies, with exceptions made only for the national armies of select friendly nations. Tragically, these individuals lost their lives in combat alongside Russian forces in Ukraine.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Foreign Minister (FM) Narayan Prakash Saud has departed for Perth, Australia today.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has extended the deadline by seven days for additional applications for the position of Executive Director at the Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA). Sources said the deadline was extended as sufficient applications were not received.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: The Nepali Embassy in Moscow, Russia, sent a letter to the Department of Consular Service on November 24, stating that three Nepali citizens serving in the Russian army had died. Although the letter was sent four days ago, the report was revealed on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has issued a statement expressing its attention to the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Gunji, a disputed border area in Kalapani region in Darchula on Thursday morning.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that all Nepali students who are in Israel have been relocated to secure locations. The ministry is maintaining continuous contact with the embassy team and is actively preparing to charter a flight to bring these students back home to Nepal once Israel grants permission for air travel.

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has formally announced Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's visit to China. The seven-day visit is scheduled from September 23 to September 30 and comes at the gracious invitation of Chinese Premier Li Qiang.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Following the approval of Nepal's new map by the federal parliament, the government led by then-Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had pledged to share this significant update with foreign embassies, diplomatic missions, and consulates across the country. However, this commitment remains unfulfilled to this day.

KATHMANDU, July 29: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has urged everyone to be aware of false assurance and promises of lucrative employment in Thailand and Myanmar.

KATHMANDU, July 7: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has raised concerns following the presence of foreign diplomats at Namgel School in Swayambhu to commemorate the birthday of the Dalai Lama, a revered Buddhist spiritual leader who has been exiled from Tibet.

KATHMANDU, June 13: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) is organizing the second edition of the Prof Yadu Nath Khanal Lecture Series on June 25. According to MoFA, this year's lecture series theme is "Safeguarding Nepal's National Interests: Foreign Policy Choices in the Changing International Environment."

KATHMANDU, April 23: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been urged to take high-level diplomatic efforts to reopen the Kimathanka transit point along the Nepal-China border in Sankhuwasabha district.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Bharat Raj Paudyal, is visiting China to attend the 15th meeting of the Bilateral Diplomatic Consultation Mechanism between the Foreign Ministries of Nepal and the People’s Republic of China to be held on April 7, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stated that efforts are on to activate the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

KATHMANDU, Nov 4:  A section officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Aastha Subba, died in a motorcycle accident on Thursday afternoon. Subba, who was crossing the road in front of Singha Durbar East Gate, was hit by a motorcycle, leaving her seriously injured.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has expressed dissatisfaction over President Bidhya Devi Bhandari's address to the Global Security Initiative (GSI) conference organized by the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) on Wednesday. According to MoFA, the President addressed the conference against Nepal's foreign policy of not being involved in any security umbrella.

KATHMANDU, September 15: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has said that the current government will not take any decision on whether to allow Nepali youths under India's Agnipath scheme.

KATHMANDU, July 21: Although a Cabinet meeting held on June 20 had decided to withdraw from the US State Partnership Program (SPP), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has been delaying the implementation of the Cabinet decision saying that it is studying the issue.

As the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is organizing a ‘Talk Series’ dedicated to veteran diplomat Prof Yadu Nath Khanal, the contemporary foreign policymakers are expected to be pragmatic and pursue the path shown by Prof Khanal such that Nepal can execute sensible diplomacy ahead.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has urged all Nepali citizens currently in Ukraine to return to Nepal, following the rise of tension between Ukraine and Russia.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Foreign Minister Dr Narayan Khadka has stressed the need for an innovative foreign policy based on national consensus which pays heed to the changed context.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Narayan Khadka had a bilateral meeting with Foreign Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs of Kuwait, Sheikh Dr Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Friday.

KATHMANDU, March 11: President Bidya Devi Bhandari will pay an official visit to Bangladesh later this month, government sources said on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, July 28: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli sent message of congratulations to Lee Hsien Loong on his re-election as the Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday.

KATHMANDU, June 25: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Thursday said that its attention was drawn to media reports on the Nepal-China boundary and ‘encroachment’ of the Nepali territory.

KATHMANDU, June 3: Nepal on Wednesday said that it supports China's efforts to maintain law and order in Hong Kong.

KATHMANDU, April 8: A day after honorary consul of Kyrgyzstan in Nepal Sulav Agrawal was found to have misused the vehicle with special registration provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the ministry has decided to withdraw certain facilities and privileges provided to the honorary consuls based in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, April 8: At a time when the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has directed all its missions to monitor the situation of Nepali nationals and provide necessary assistance to those in need in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nepali envoy to Japan Prativa Rana is in Kathmandu on home leave for the past two months.

KATHMANDU, April 8: At a time when there has been an acute shortage of medical supplies, a high-profile industrialist was arrested here Tuesday on the charge of black marketing in thermal scanners.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said that the Nepal government is firmly committed to address remaining issues of transitional justice in accordance the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA), directive of the Supreme Court relevant international commitments, concerns of the victims, and the ground realities.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn, is arriving in Kathmandu on Wednesday on a two-day official visit to Nepal, according to a press statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has appointed Rupak Sapkota as the deputy executive director of the Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA), a think tank under the ministry.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: The regional conference of the honorary consuls has commenced from today in Kathmandu with an objective to advance the cause of economic prosperity through economic diplomacy.

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: As part of the newly-launched initiative called Sagarmatha Dialogue, the government will host a conference titled "Climate Change, Mountains and Future of Humanity" in April next year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: The fifth meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission was concluded in Kathmandu on Wednesday evening.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Ambassador of Nepal to Sri Lanka Dr Bishwambher Pyakuryal has resigned from the post.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Minister for Agriculture Chakrapani Khanal on Thursday said that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) should answer questions raised about the Indian letter urging Nepal not to conduct pesticide test on Indian fruits and vegetables.

KATHMANDU, July 9: The government has made it mandatory for the office bearers and other officials of provincial and local governments to receive permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) prior to holding meetings with the representatives of foreign governments, diplomatic missions and INGOs.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Inaugurating the national dialogue on foreign policy organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday in the capital, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli emphasized that foreign policy advocated by different political parties should be consistent with the one pursued by the government.

KATHMANDU, June 28: In a first of its kind activity, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has organized a two-day Nepal Promotion program for Honorary Consuls General/Consuls of Nepal in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, June 13: After completing his official visit to the United Kingdom, Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli reached Paris on Wednesday on a three-day official visit to France.

LONDON, June 11: Prince Harry welcomed Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at Kensington Palace on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, June 8: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli is leaving for Geneva today evening to attend the Centenary Session of International Labor Organization.

KATHMANDU, June 2: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will visit Switzerland, United Kingdom, and France from June 8 to 15, Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali confirmed on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali inaugurated the Brain Gain Center (BGC) amid a function held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Friday.

KATHMANDU, May 25: If things go as planned, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will visit Switzerland, United Kingdom, and France from June 9 to 15, government officials familiar with the development said on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Lucky Sherpa has stepped down as the Ambassador to Australia stating that it was against her ethics to continue serving as the ambassador amid allegations of human trafficking. Sherpa resigned from her position following direction from Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and co-chairperson of Nepal Communist Party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

MoFA begins probe against envoy Sherpa

December 7, 2018 05:07 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has started internal investigation into the alleged involvement of Nepal's ambassador to Australia Lucky Sherpa in human trafficking.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Nepal and Suriname have established formal diplomatic relations on Thursday.