Govt hints at enforcing lockdown again

October 12, 2020 03:39 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: As COVID-19 cases are making new records every day, the government on Sunday “hinted” at imposing lockdown again to curb the further spread of the virus.

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.

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September 24, 2020 07:30 am

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.

KATHMANDU, June 27: The Indian side is not positive about sitting for talks to resolve the ongoing border dispute between Nepal and India, said Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Gyawali.

KATHMANDU, June 25: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali had a telephone conversation with the US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on Wednesday afternoon.

Republica’s Subhash Ghimire and Nagarik’s Gunraj Luitel sat for an extensive conversation with Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali at his office in Singha Durbar on Saturday.

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, Jan 13: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has clarified that the government does not have any policy to curtail peoples' freedom.

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.

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PALPA, Nov 16: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said that the government is all committed to safeguarding every inch of Nepali territory.

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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 17: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali has said that government has been conducting foreign policy keeping national interests at its center.

IOM Nepal gets a new chief

September 11, 2019 09:52 am

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 22: Minister for External Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Thursday afternoon briefed the House of Representatives about recently-concluded Fifth Nepal-India Joint Commission meeting.

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

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.

Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali and his wife Saraswati say their decision to donate their organs after death has been one of their most beautiful experiences in life.

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 12: Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali has discussed with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj about convening the long-stalled SAARC Summit during his two-day visit to India.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali has said Nepal as a peace-loving country shuns any kind of military alliance.

KATHMADU, Jan 10: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali has met with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi.

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 23: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali has claimed that his official visit to the United States of America has been a huge success.

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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.

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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.

Modi to visit Nepal for Bibaha Panchami

November 4, 2018 02:30 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is arriving in Nepal within the second week of November.

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.