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Nov 20, 2021

‘Nepal’s foreign policy must be dynamism’

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Foreign Minister Dr. Narayan Khadka
Foreign Minister Dr. Narayan Khadka

“Nepal is in need of innovative foreign policy that leads heed to the changed context.”

This was stressed by Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Narayan Khadka during his address to a program organized by the Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies (CNAS)  of the Tribhuvan University in the capital on Saturday.

Minister Khadka emphasized that MoFA is active for the consensus based foreign policy of nation’s benefit adjustable according to Nepal’s geopolitical situations and global changes.

Nepal’s foreign policy also should be aware of the national interest taking account of neighbouring countries China and India in a balanced way.

The problems, if any with neighbors, could be resolved via diplomatic dealing rather than conflict, he mentioned. 

According to him, Nepal’s historical documents as original copies of treaties and heritages were not protected well in the past, so the search for the lost documents from libraries, and the stolen ones was continued at present.

He laid emphasis on ending the trend of giving priority to writings by foreigners rather than by the national figures. The academic institutes like CNAS should be made resourceful, he added.

Former Foreign Minister Pradip Gyawali said Nepal’s foreign policy must be a harmonious way of relationships with having closeness with China and India and also friendly diplomatic ties with other countries.

Originally established as the Institute of Nepal Studies in 1969, it was renamed as the Institute of Nepal and Asian Studies in 1972 with both teaching and research activities responsibility. In 1977, the Institute was converted into a purely research centre baptizing it as the Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies (CNAS).

CNAS is a statutory research centre under Tribhuvan University for conducting independent research and deliberation on issues and studies in social sciences.

On the occasion CNAS released the 11th series of Strategic Studies nearly after a gap of 35 years.