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Former minister Kharel appointed Attorney General

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KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari has appointed former Minister and senior advocate Agni Kharel as the Attorney General on Tuesday.

On the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Oli, President Bhandari appointed Kharel as the Attorney General as per Article 157 (2) of the Constitution, the President’s office informed.

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A permanent resident of Gauradaha-3 of Jhapa, Kharel had worked as the Law Minister from 2007 to 2013 in the CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli-led government. He is the politburo member of the UML.

Attorney General Basanta Ram Bhandari had resigned from his post after Oli was appointed as the Prime Minister of Nepal on February 15.

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2018 to be marked as high-level visit year : Minister Gyawali





KATHMANDU — Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Gyawali has said that the year 2018 would be made the high-level visit year to solicit assistance for economic development.

Minister Gyawali, at an interaction programme in the capital city today, said that the high-level visit would be helpful to collect assistance for Nepal’s development and prosperity.

“Homework to invite Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping would begin very soon. Chinese President Xi Jinping was invited in 2016 but his visit could not happen due to change in government. This time, high-level visits from the USA, the UK, Japan and other countries would be arranged,” Minister Gyawali said.

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He also added that the visit from Prime Minister of Pakistan held last month increased goodwill and was concentrated on holding the stalled SAARC Summit.

On the occasion, the Foreign Affairs Minister said that truce in Syria should be held as the children are falling victims to the war.

He also pledged to work to increase Nepal’s access to UN adding that our approach is not established in comparison to Nepal’s contribution to peace keeping mission. Minister Gyawali reiterated his commitment to not allow Nepal’s soil to be used against any nation.

The Foreign Affairs Minister said that Nepal’s relations with China and India would be based on our necessity instead of an alternative to one another.

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