KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali on Monday said the risk of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country is beyond the prediction of the government. The remarks of Minister Gyawali, who is also the spokesperson of the government, comes as the daily count of new COVID-19 cases is on the sharp rise.
Refuting media reports about the alleged encroachment of Nepali territory by China in Humla district, the government said that there is no disputes over territory between Nepal and China. Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali, who is also the government's spokesperson, said a similar news about land encroachment from Chinese side in Limi village in Humla district had surfaced four years ago as well. He said that an inter-ministerial team after the field inspection had concluded that the said buildings were located approximately one kilometer inside the Chinese territory from the Nepal-China border. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), in a separate statement, further said the boundary between Nepal and China was delineated and demarcated based on the Boundary Treaty and Boundary Protocols signed between the two countries.
While reports claim that individuals with the symptoms are not being entertained by private hospitals triggering a riskier and chaotic situation, the government's coordination is seen not very effective to handle the national crisis. Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali spoke to Republica's Anjali Subedi on these issues. Excerpt:
PALPA, March 14: Minister for Foreign Affairs and leader of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said that this is not the appropriate time for holding debates on constitution amendment.
KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali has said that the agreement on the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) between Nepal and the US would be endorsed through parliament during the ongoing session of the lower house.
KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Nepali delegation to the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly engaged in a number of important events and bilateral meetings in New York on Friday on the sidelines of the ongoing General Debate.
NEW YORK, Sept 26: Nepal is set to convene a SAARC ministerial meeting in New York on Thursday. The meeting is widely expected to pave the way for an icebreaker dialogue between India and Pakistan, whose relations are in the lowest ebb in the aftermath of recent border skirmishes and Indian clampdown on Kashmir.
NEW YORK, Sept 25: As Nepal struggles to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from internal resources, officials have sought support from the international community for achieving SDGs at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali has said that proposed 'Sagarmatha Dialogue' is expected to be helpful to inform the international community about Nepal's contribution to global peace.
KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Newly-appointed chief of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Nepal, Lorena Lando, presented her credentials to Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali on Tuesday. Receiving the credentials, Minister Gyawali congratulated Lando.
KATHMANDU, Aug 23: Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali has said the 1947 Tripartite Agreement that paved the way for Nepali youths to serve in both British and Indian army has now become irrelevant in the changed political context.
KATHMANDU, Aug 8: Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Thursday went to the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu to express condolence on the demise of Former External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj.
KATHMANDU, July 10: Foreigner Pradeep Gyawali has said Nepal has stood in favor of further strengthening multilateralism and rule-based world order, although major powers seem to deviate from this principle.
KATHMANDU, April 22: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Embassy of France in Nepal on Saturday jointly hosted an official function to mark and celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations between Nepal and France.
KATHMANDU, March 6: Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali on Tuesday said the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights was eager to provide the necessary support to Nepal for concluding the remaining works of truth and reconciliation.
GASLKOT, Feb 2: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Gyawali, has said the Kaligandaki corridor would brighten Nepalis' fortune. The corridors linking two major economies of the world bears significance, he underscored.
KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali is leaving for New Delhi today to participate in the fourth edition of the Raisina Dialogue. The Foreign Minister will address the forum on the same day.
KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali will hold a meeting with the US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo early next week in the United States, sources said. This will be the first official meeting at the level of foreign ministers between the two countries after a hiatus of 17 years, where the two sides will be reviewing the entire gamut of bilateral ties.
KATHMANDU, Nov 20: In his first official visit to Japan, minister for foreign affairs, Pradeep Gyawali stressed the need to enhance bilateral cooperation in diverse fields that would benefit both Japan and Nepal.
The decision of the government not to participate in BIMSTEC military drill and Nepal signing protocol to Trade and Transit Agreement with China may have been appreciated within Nepal but the two developments have also drawn attention of many quarters including India.
KATHMANDU, Sept 15: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali is leaving Kathmandu this evening for Vienna, Austria. Gyawali will participate in the 62nd Annual Regular Session of the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to be held in Vienna on 17 - 21 September 2018.