Nepal govt recommends Ambassadors for 8 countries: Secretary Chandra Ghimire for USA

प्रम दाहाल-मन्त्रिपरिषद्को बैठक काठमाडौँ, ७ असार : प्रधानमन्त्री तथा मन्त्रिपरिषद्को कार्यालय सिंहदरबारमा शुक्रबार मन्त्रिपरिषद्को बैठकमा सहभागी हुँदै प्रधानमन्त्री पुष्पकमल दाहाल ‘प्रचण्ड’ लगायत। तस्बिर : प्रदीपराज वन्त / रासस

Kathmandu: The government has recommended ambassadors for eight key diplomatic posts. The decision was made during a cabinet meeting held on Friday.

Former Chief Secretary Lokdarshan Regmi has been proposed as the ambassador to India, while former Secretary Chandra Ghimire has been recommended for the United States. Human rights activist Sushil Pyakurel has been slated for South Korea, Sumnima Tuladhar for Denmark, and Dr. Netra Prasad Timilsina for Malaysia.

Bijan Pant has been nominated as the ambassador to the United Kingdom, Abu Sufyan Khan Muslim for Saudi Arabia, and Pushpa Raj Rajkarnikar for Spain.

Among those recommended, Regmi, Ghimire, Pyakurel, Tuladhar, and Timilsina are selected from the UML quota, while Pant, with ties to the Nepali Congress, represents the Maoist Center quota. Rajkarnikar and Khan are reportedly appointed from the Federal Socialist Party (FSP)-led by Ashok Rai.

Notably, except for Regmi and Ghimire, the other UML nominees have backgrounds in non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

This development follows the government’s recent decision on June 6 to recall ambassadors from 11 countries, including India and the US, who were appointed during the previous Nepali Congress-CPN (Maoist Center) coalition government.