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  • News Digest – International Relations & Foreign Affairs (November 13 – 25)

    November 26, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    India releases official notice: India has confirmed that it is sending Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla to Nepal on November 26-27. This is the Secretary’s first visit to Nepal since he assumed office. According to MoFa, the visit is a regular high-level meeting between the two “friendly neighbours”. Furthermore, the agendas are related to ...

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  • News Digest – International Relations & Foreign Affairs (November 12 – 18)

    November 19, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    US Ambassador donates 100 ventilators: Minister for Health and Population Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal received 100 sets of ventilators from the Ambassador of USA to Nepal, Randy Berry. The US government donated the ventilators during a critical time for Nepal as the COVID-19 cases have peaked in the country. The ventilators were presented during ...

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  • News Digest – International Relations & Foreign Affairs (November 5 – 11)

    November 12, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Naravane’s meeting with PM Oli: The meeting between PM Oli and Indian Army Chief Naravane was supposed to be a courtesy call. However, it was difficult to resist the “elephant in the room”, and PM Oli brought up the border issue as he communicated Nepal’s stance on resolving the dispute. Oli suggested that ...

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  • News Digest – International Relations & Foreign Affairs (October 29- November 4, 2020)

    November 4, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Naravane’s much-anticipated visit: Experts and observers have analysed the Indian Army Chief’s scheduled three-day visit to Kathmandu. They believe that while honouring the Indian Army’s Chief is a customary tradition, it might do little to improve Nepal-India boundary relations. However, it is seen as a positive step towards reconciliation with the southern neighbour. ...

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  • News Digest – International Relations & Foreign Affairs (October 15-21)

    October 22, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Indian Army Chief to visit Nepal: India’s Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukunda Naravane is planning to visit Nepal as Kathmandu and New Delhi prepare for it. General Naravane will be decorated with the honorary rank of General of the Nepal Army as per the tradition. Although the two countries will not ...

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  • News Digest – International Relations & Foreign Affairs (October 1 – 7)

    October 8, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Israel-Nepal signs migrant contract: Israel and Nepal have signed an agreement to send Nepali caregivers to Israel. This is an intense labour pact between the two countries as Israel has remained one of the priorities for Nepal migrants to work at. Nepal’s ambassador to Israel Dr Anjan Shakya signed the contract with the ...

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  • News Digest – International Relations & Foreign Affairs September 24 – 30

    October 1, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Missing pillar no. 11 found: The pillar no. 11 along the China-Nepal border which was said to be missing has been found buried under snow in Takule. This pillar will make it easier to assess whether the 11 buildings have been built on Nepal or Chinese territory. Senior officials at the Ministry of ...

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  • News Digest: September 17-23, 2020

    September 25, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    International Relations & Foreign Affairs Nepal invested in SAARC: Nepal has urged the SAARC members to reactivate the economic mechanism in an attempt to revitalize the member countries which are seriously hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 15th informal meeting amongst the SAARC finance ministers proposed this suggestion. Nepal’s representative also highlighted the importance ...

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  • News Digest (September 10-16, 2020)

    September 16, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    International Relations & Foreign Policy Experts suggest senior-level dialogue: The experts have again suggested calling for a high-level dialogue to resolve Nepal-India disputes. The opposition leaders have been urging the Nepali government to get the ‘encroached land back’ and request India to remove its army from the encroached territories. All former ministers and experts ...

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  • News Digest (September 3-9, 2020)

    September 10, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    International Relations & Foreign Policy BIMSTEC’s fifth summit to be held in January 2021: The chair of BIMSTEC Sri Lanka has proposed to hold the fifth summit in the first half of January 2021 given the COVID-19 pandemic. Ahead of the summit and ministerial meetings, the member states will discuss the proposal and other ...

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