Nepal is all set to send its envoys to four important third-world countries!
The Parliamentary Hearing Committee (PHC) today unanimously approved four ambassadorial candidates including:
The Nepal Government nominated these ambassadors on November 11, 2018.
According to Parliament Deputy Spokesperson Kesab AryaL, the four nominees were endorsed after a six-hour hearing!
As per the procedure, Nepal Government will now write letters to the respective countries governments seeking ‘agreemo’ for the aforementioned nominees. Post approval, Nepal President shall appoint the nominees as ambassadors.
What the Ambassadorial Nominees Said?
Ambassadorial nominee to India Nilambar Acharya said that he felt he was the right candidate for the role as he was a mature individual with adequate political experience.
“Nepal and India have long and historical relations. The relations are at a critical turning point and we need to work hard to improve them,” he added.
As part of the hearing Panel member and Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Yogesh Bhattarai remarked that if Acharya was appointed, he would have to remember that Nepal’s Ambassador to New Delhi was like Nepal’s Ambassador to Beijing and vice-versa.
“So, you need to strike a balance between India and China on certain issues,” Bhattarai added.
Acharya assured that Nepal’s relationship with China would not effect with relationship with India.
Ambassadorial nominee to Malaysia Uday Raj Pandey said that he would do his best to assist Nepali workers in Malaysia.
“In Malaysia, 90 percent of my work will be related to helping migrant laborers,” Pandey said.
Ambassadorial nominee to UAE Krishna Dhakal, a career diplomat said that he would use his role to improve Nepal-UAE relations.
Ambassadorial nominee to Israel Anjan Shakya said she would try to bring Israel’s agriculture technology to Nepal.
The PHC panel including Chair Laxman Lal Karna posed multiple questioned to all four candidates regarding their background, interest, work experience and their work plan, as part of the six-hour hearing.
Recently, Nepal received the US Ambassador to Nepal Randy Berry who was greeted and welcomed by President Bidya Devi Bhandari.