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Nepal, UAE likely to renew 2007 pact on labour migration

UAE, February 1 Nepal and the United Arab Emirates are likely to renew a 2007 memorandum of understanding on labour migration of Nepali workers into the Gulf country soon. During a meeting between labour officials of the two countries held in Abu Dhabi on Thursday and Friday, the UAE government expressed its readiness to address most of the concerns raised by Nepal regarding facilities and safety of the workers. Nepal’s acting ambassador to the UAE, Sagar Prasad Phunyal, says the Nepali...

US not happy with government’s Venezuela statement

Kathmandu,Feb 01: US officials in Kathmandu are far from happy about the statement released by the government on the ongoing political crises in Venezuela. Diplomatic sources say that US officials believe that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) statement was no different in its content as compared to Dahal’s previous statement, although “the language was improved with fine editing.” The US Embassy in Kathmandu had sought a government statement on its official position on the issue. However, US officials...

New Chinese envoy says 2019 will be crucial for Nepal-China relations

Kathmandu, January 31 Newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi, has said the year 2019 will be crucial for the bilateral relations between Nepal and China. “China will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and hold the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation,” the Ambassador says, “The Nepali government will enter the second year of working for the development goal Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali.” Speaking at a reception organised...

JICA Agree To Work On Post-Earthquake Recover

Kathmandu,Jan 22:JICA Nepal and National Reconstruction Authority jointly organized two seminars on “Sustainable Recovery: Experience Sharing between Nepal and Japan” consecutively in Sindhupalchowk on 17th Jan and in Gorkha on 20th Jan 2019. The seminars were attended by almost all rural and urban municipalities in Gorkha and Sindhupalchowk – JICA’s two focus districts for its post-earthquake reconstruction and recovery support since 2015. Mayors and Chairpersons, Chief Administrative Officers, District Coordination Committee chairpersons, and representatives of National Reconstruction Authority and...

Govt seeks ‘calling visa’ details from agencies

Kathmandu, January 21 The government of Nepal has directed recruitment agencies of the country to submit details of people who have already received ‘calling visas’, which are confirmations from their employers about the job. The move follows mounting pressure from the agencies to resume the halted migration process at the earliest. As the strongest ground of their argument, the agencies have been claiming that as 9,234 people have already received the calling visas and waiting for the visa. The...

Chinese Ambassador Yanqi Pays A Courtesy Call To COAS General Thapa

Kathmandu,Jan 18:Chinese ambassador to Nepal Ms. Hou Yanqi has paid a courtesy call to Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Purna Chandra Thapa at Nepal Army Headquarter. According to a press release issued by Nepal Army Information and Public Relation Directorate, COAS General Thapa and Chinese Ambassador Yanqi discussed the matter of mutual interest and issue related to bilateral relations during the meeting.

Home Minister gets invite to visit North Korea

Kathmandu, January 17 North Korea has sent an invitation to Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa to visit Pyongyang at an appropriate time. New Ambassador of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to Nepal, Jo Yong Man, held a meeting with Thapa at the Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday and extended the invitation. During the meeting, Thapa expressed his happiness over recently launched conversations between North and South Koreas and wished for their success. He also congratulated the new ambassador...

Nepal records 16% rise in foreign aid in one year

Kathmandu, January 16 The government of Nepal says the amount of foreign development aid the country received in the last fiscal year, 2017/18, increased by 16 per cent from the amount of previous year. The development aid report made public by the Ministry of Finance on Wednesday mentions that the government received USD 1.623 billion as development support from bilateral and multilateral donor agencies. The amount was USD 1.395 billion in the previous year. Of the total support, 50.5...

Chinese embankment threatens to inundate Nepali land

Kathmandu,Jan 14: The Kathmandu Post reports that the Chinese government’s move to build a one-km long embankment on the headwaters of the Arun river is likely to inundate a strategically important piece of land on the Nepal side. According to the report, the 101.748 sq km of land on the Nepal side is the only piece of flat land where Nepal plans to build some important infrastructure to complement the north-south corridor linking Kimathanka with Biratnagar. The paper reports that residents of Kimathanka...

Nepal and France Launch Commemorative Events

Kathmandu,Jan 13:Nepal and France launched the commemorative events to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and France. The Secretary-General of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs Maurice Gourdault-Montagne visited Nepal to launch historic program. The Secretary-General of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs Maurice Gourdault-Montagne completed his official visit in Kathmandu. He visited Nepal at the invitation of his Nepali counterpart, Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi. During his visit...

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