Kathmandu, April 16
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Sunday appointed Narayan Prakash Saud, popularly known as NP Saud, as the foreign affairs minister of the country.
Following the CPN-UML leaving the government over the political tension in February, Prime Minister Dahal himself had been taking over the ministry.
While Dahal appointed the Nepali Congress leader as the foreign affairs minister, the cabinet is still incomplete as he is waiting for a few other nominees from the coalition partners.
Nonetheless, he decided to induct the foreign affairs minister immediately as he needed the top diplomat of the country to prepare for his expected India visit.
After assuming his office this afternoon, Saud said he would expedite preparations for the visit immediately.
Meanwhile, Nanda Chapai of the CPN-Unified Socialist has been appointed as the minister of state at the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport.