Parliamentary Hearing Committee endorses names of six ambassadorial nomineesThe President will now appoint the diplomats to their positions in the designated countries.
The Parliamentary Hearing Committee on Thursday unanimously endorsed the names of six ambassadorial nominees. The House panel approved the names recommended by the government after completing a parliamentary hearing of the nominees.
The government on July 13 recommended ambassadors to six different countries since the positions in some of the countries have been lying vacant for a long time while some vacancies came up recently.
Lok Bahadur Thapa, who currently heads the North-East Asia division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has been recommended as Nepal’s Permanent Representative and Ambassador to the United Nations. Thapa previously served as Nepal’s envoy to Belgium.
Tej Bahadur Chhetri has been recommended as Nepal’s envoy to the United Arab Emirates. He is the joint secretary of the Central Asia, West Asia and Africa Division of the ministry.
The ministry’s administrative head, Ghana Shyam Lamsal, has been named the envoy to Kuwait.
Dhan Bahadur Oli, joint secretary of the regional organisation division, has been recommended for Thailand while the ministry’s Chief of Protocol Sudhir Bhattarai is expected to assume the office of Nepal’s ambassador to France.
The South Asia division head Ram Prasad Subedi has been recommended as the ambassador to Switzerland.
The President will now appoint the diplomats to their positions in the designated countries as their names have been endorsed by the committee.