Nepal nominates new ambassadors to India, the US and the UK

L-R: Shankar Sharma, Shreedhar Khatri and Gyan Chandra Acharya
L-R: Shankar Sharma, Shreedhar Khatri and Gyan Chandra Acharya

Kathmandu, October 29

The government of Nepal has nominated new ambassadors to India, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Their appointment will be formalised and announced by the president once the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee endorses their names.

A cabinet meeting held on Thursday afternoon recommended economist Shankar Sharma for the Nepali ambassador to India, international political and foreign affairs expert Shreedhar Khatri to the United States and longtime career diplomat Gyan Chandra Acharya to the United Kingdom. Sharma is also a former ambassador to the United States.

Recently, the Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government had called back about one dozen ambassadors appointed by the previous KP Sharma Oli-led government on the basis of their political affiliation, including those in New Delhi, Washington, London and Beijing. The government, however, is yet to nominate the ambassador to China.

Whereas most of such nominations by the government generally cause controversies due to the nominees’ biased political backgrounds, the government has been able to save itself from any criticism this time thanks to the nominees’ expertise and experience in diplomacy and foreign affairs.

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