KATHMANDU, June 15: President Ram Chandra Paudel, currently in Geneva, Switzerland, will visit Germany on Saturday at the invitation of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. He is scheduled to hold official talks with the German President on Monday, according to Amrit Bahadur Rai, Spokesperson at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).

KATHMANDU, May 23: The Ministry of Youth and Sports has initiated the necessary steps to secure a visa for cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane to travel to the US to take part in the T20 World Cup.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Director General of the Department of Revenue Investigation (DRI) Nawa Raj Dhungana has been transferred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA). Chakra Bahadur Budha has been appointed in Dhungana’s place as the new Director General of the DRI.

KATHMANDU, March 15: 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.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has announced that Russia will compensate the families of Nepalis who joined the Russian Army and lost their lives in the war against Ukraine.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is arriving in Kathmandu on Thursday on a two-day official visit to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: The identity of a Nepali prisoner of war (POW) in Ukraine has been revealed.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: A Nepali individual, who is a prisoner of war (POW) in Ukraine, has requested the Nepal government to rescue him. In a video posted by the POW on social media, he has publicly appealed to the government for assistance in his rescue, expressing concerns for the well-being of his parents.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) officially confirmed on Monday the deaths of six Nepali nationals who were fighting alongside the Russian army in Ukraine.

KATHMANDU, Sept 1: Nepal has urged its neighbors including China to respect the new political map that was endorsed by parliament in 2020. The new political map includes Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura that are currently held by India.

Vice President Yadav off to China

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Kathmandu, Aug 14: Vice President Ramsahay Prasad Yadav set out for China today on a six-day visit.

KATHMANDU, August 9: The Government of Nepal has expressed growing concern over its citizens enlisting in foreign military services without official authorization. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) issued a statement on August 1, expressing concern about Nepali nationals joining foreign military services. While acknowledging that Nepali citizens are allowed to join the national army of only a few countries as per bilateral agreements, the statement requested Nepali nationals not to engage in security-related work in war-torn countries.

KATHMANDU, July 5: It has been found that President Ramchandra Paudel has sent a bill to the Ministry of Finance through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) for the payment of his medical expenses in New Delhi.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: The government has made it mandatory for all ministers to have representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) while holding meetings with the representatives of any foreign countrie

PM Deuba to visit United States

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KATHMANDU, July 3: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is expected to visit the United States in the near future. Spokesperson for the MoFA Sewa Lamsal said at a press conference on Sunday that discussions are going on about PM Deuba’s visit to the United States.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: With the situation continuing to escalate in Ukraine following the invasion and attack by Russia, the Nepal Embassy in Berlin has urged all Nepali nationals in Ukraine to remain alert, safe, and strong, mentioning that the embassy is making efforts for their safe passage out of the conflict zone.

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: The Ministry of Home Affairs has written to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to take necessary diplomatic initiative on the basis of probe panel’s recommendation regarding the case of Jaya Singh Dhami who went missing in the Mahakali River after Indian Seema Surakshya Bal (SSB) personnel allegedly cut off the tuin rope while he was crossing the river.

KATHMANDU, August 21: In a bid to bring back Nepalis willing to leave Afghanistan, 165 people arrived in Kathmandu on Friday. They were brought to Nepal in a regular Jazeera Airways flight from Kuwait.

KATHMANDU, August 19: A total of 288 Nepali nationals rescued from Afghanistan have arrived in Nepal as of Wednesday.

No plan to recall ambassadors now: Govt

January 11, 2021 19:52 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The government has clarified that there is no plan to recall Nepali ambassadors serving in various countries.

KATHMANDU, May 13: The Government of Nepal has expressed grief over the terrorist attack at Hospitals and other places in Kabul, Afghanistan.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Kumar Gyawali took the account of Nepalese migrant workers in the Middle East and African countries with the Nepali ambassadors of respective countries through a video conference amid the global coronavirus outbreak today.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Gurkha Army Ex-Servicemen's Organisation (GAESO) on Thursday welcomed the Nepal government's official proposal to review the tripartite agreement reached among Nepal, India and the UK back in 1947 concerning the British Gurkha soldiers.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali has expressed condolences over the heavy loss of lives and property in Australia due to the devastating bushfire.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali is paying official visits to the Russian Federation and the Republic of Serbia from November 23 to 30.

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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 12: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) is preparing to forward a proposal to the cabinet to provide tax exemption on 25 percent of the “foreign allowance” paid to the Nepali diplomats in the missions abroad, according to sources.

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: The Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Friday confirmed the official visit of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

KATHMANDU, July 3: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali has called for an enhanced level of international cooperation in tackling the adverse impacts of climate change.

KATHMANDU, June 3: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) is holding a National Dialogue on Foreign Policy (NDFP) on June 29 to formulate a common view on the country’s foreign policy in view of the changed political reality and priority of the country following the promulgation of the new constitution.

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KATHMANDU, May 17: Newly-appointed United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Resident Representative in Nepal, Ayshanie Medagangoda-Labe presented her letters of credence to Minister for Foreign Minister Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, at the latter's office on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Nepal has called India and Pakistan to exercise utmost restraint and not to engage in actions that would threaten peace and security in South Asia.

Consular service through smartphone app

February 21, 2019 06:57 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: The services being provided by the Department of Consular Services (DCS) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) to the general public will now be available in their cell phones.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, and US Ambassador to Nepal, Randy Berry, have jointly launched a training series on English and operational skills for tourist police, immigration officers and tourism officials.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: The government has said that the internal political problems of Venezuela need to be resolved within its constitutional parameters.

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Govt starts civil servants adjustment

December 27, 2018 09:36 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Amid protests by a section of civil servants and trade unions, the government has formally initiated civil servants adjustment in federal, provincial and local governments from Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali has said that the recent organized Asia Pacific Summit has established the good impact of Nepal in the global platform.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Nepali ambassador to Australia Lucky Sherpa, who was instructed to furnish clarification on her alleged involvement in human trafficking, reported to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Parliamentary Hearings Committee (PHC) on Sunday unanimously endorsed the ambassadorial nominees to India, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirate and Israel.

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, Dec 6: Nepal’s ambassador to Australia Lucky Sherpa is facing an allegation of involvement in human trafficking, and the main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) has demanded a government probe.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: The government has decided to recall Nepali ambassador to South Africa Amrit Rai. Sources in the government said he is being recalled some three months before his term expires in order to give him a new diplomatic assignment as Nepal’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations in New York. A cabinet meeting held on Sunday evening took the decision to this effect.

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.

KATHMANDU, April 21: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that they were yet to get confirmation regarding Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Nepal this May 11.

KATHMANDU, March 2: Pakistani Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is arriving in Nepal for a two day state visit.