News Digest: International Relations & Foreign Affairs (November 10 – 17, 2021)

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The US, British and Australian ambassadors to Nepal are on a joint visit to the Rara region to raise awareness about climate change and its immediate impact on climate change, including the effect on the people and the environment in the Himalayas.

According to the report prepared by Nepal’s security authorities, Chinese national Ning Lin’s involvement in crafting anti-MCC rhetoric in Nepal was found. Lin is a Chinese intelligence officer under the Ministry of State Security. He holds two passports and is from the Chinese province of Hubei. The report suggests that China is attempting to deteriorate Nepal’s ties with third countries, specifically the US. China is proactively spreading, lobbying against the MCC.

Four Indian nationals died due to a car accident in Yamunamai Rural Municipality in Rautahat district on November 13. According to the police, they were going back to Bihar. Nepal police corresponded with the Indian police for identification confirmation. The cause of the accident was speeding and driving under the influence.

Nepal received 368,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine on November 16 from Canada through COVAX.

Egyptian Ambassador Noha Hami Ahmed Elgebali paid a courtesy call on Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka on November 17. They discussed various issues of mutual interest. Similarly, Qatari Ambassador H.E. Mr. Yosuf Bin Mohammad Al-Hail also met Foreign Minister for the same. 

The United States Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Donald Lu, has come to Kathmandu for a two-day visit. He will be meeting Prime Minister Deuba, Foreign Minister Khadka, and other political leaders. He is here to discuss various bilateral issues and COVID19 support. Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Kelly Keiderling will also visit Kathmandu on November 18.

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