Kathmandu, October 25
The ruling Nepal Communist Party’s spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha has objected to the meeting held between Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and the Indian foreign intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)’s chief Samanta Goel last week.
Shrestha, also a former foreign affairs minister, says the meeting was against the diplomatic etiquette as the prime minister held formal talks over bilateral issues with the intelligence agency chief as if he was a counterpart, that too without informing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Saying Oli has not discussed anything about the meeting in the party before or after the meeting, Shrestha clarified it was his personal opinion.
“Such an activity not only lowers national pride, image and diplomatic status but can also weaken the national sovereignty and national interests,” Shrestha wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday morning.
He says further, “I think this is the first incident of its kind in Nepal’s political and diplomatic history.”