TOKYO/SYDNEY, Oct 6: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday visited Tokyo to meet with some of Washington’s closest allies in Asia, Japan, Australia and India, to shore up support against what the United States says is China’s dangerous and growing regional influence.

TOKYO, Sept 29: Top diplomats from the U.S., Australia and India plan to gather in Tokyo next week to discuss their common regional concerns, such as China’s increasingly assertive actions, in the first face-to-face ministerial meetings Japan will host since the coronavirus pandemic began.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: A central committee meeting of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is starting from Wednesday, with all eyes on how the ruling party will deal with some thorny issues, including the party’s position on the $500 million MCC grant being dangled by the USA.

KATHMANDU, July 1: Dismissing suggestions by a section of opinion makers and politicians that Nepal had chosen to be a part of the Indo-Pacific Strategy under the US-led military alliance, Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali has clarified that Nepal’s participation in both Indo-Pacific Strategy and the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) are not guided by any strategic considerations.

KATHMANDU, June 25: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense, Ishwar Pokharel has said the Nepal Army is mobilized as per the norms and spirit of the constitution.

KATHMANDU, June 3: Allaying concerns from various quarters that Nepal has already fallen into the US-led strategic military alliance as part of its Indo-Pacific Strategy, Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali said on Sunday that Nepal does not intend to be part of any such pact that gives an impression of strategic military alliance.

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