Terms of Nepali diplomats extended
Almost a year after the agreement was reached to open a Consulate General in Chengdu of China, the government has decided to send a joint secretary level Consul General to Chengdu.
According to the Council of Ministers’ decision, the government has decided to transfer the post of Consul General (Gazetted First Class-Administration Group, Joint Secretary level post) under the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration from Jeddah of Saudi Arabia to the Nepali Consulate General in Chengdu of China.
During the Chinese President’s visit to Nepal last year, the two countries agreed to open a Nepali Consulate General in Chengdu at Sichuan Province of China.
Similarly, the Government of Nepal has also decided to extend the tenure of Nepali Consuls and Consul Generals serving in various 12 countries for the next four years. The government has also promoted Nepali consuls in the two countries and appointed a new consul in one place.
According to the decision, the government has decided to promote Honorary Consul Emmanuel Caravelacus in Athens of Greece to Honorary Consul General and Honorary Consul L. Sheikh Mohamed Waseem Gozayal in Beirut, Lebanon to Honorary Consul General. Their tenures of the office have also been extended for next four years.
The terms of Nepal’s Honorary Consul General Shahram Shantiai in Tehran of Iran and Honorary Consul Selgar Teyoswi Leng in the Malaysian city Selangor have also been extended for four more years.
Likewise, the term of Honorary Consuls Bally Saputra Jano Sati in Jakarta of Indonesia, Nimrad Berger in Haifa of Israel, Ian Neerko of Birseva of Israel, Marivan A. Bristin of Illinois, USA, Premraja Mahat in Maryland, USA, Mary C. Carol in Hawaii, USA, Dr. Willian C. Cassel in Ohio, USA and A.C. Sherpa of Seattle, USA have also been extended for another four years.
The government has decided to appoint Ingrid Sesters Uten as an Honorary Nepali Consul in Flanders, Belgium for the next four years.