A meeting of the Council of Ministers Thursday made a host of recommendations, nominations and appointments to take up as the country's envoys and high-level position in public entities.
Today’s cabinet meeting decided on names of six joint-secretaries to represent the government in various countries and the United Nations Mission in Geneva. The recommendation will now be sent to the Parliamentary Special Hearing Committee for approval and the approved names will be appointed by the president as envoys. If all the six names are okayed, Nepal will still have more than 10 ambassadorial positions vacant.
Yagya Bahadur Hamal was recommended as Nepal's ambassador to key migrant labour destination Kuwait while Ambika Devi Luitel has been recommended as ambassador to France.
The government chose Kali Prasad Pokharel to represent its interest in Canada which has a growing population of Nepali expats.
Similarly, Amrit Bahadur Rai was recommended as envoy to growing African economic power house, the Republic of South Africa, Khaganath Adhikari to Thailand and Deepak Dhital to Nepal's Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other international organisations there.
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The cabinet also confirmed Buddhi Acharya, who was working as the officiating managing director (MD) of Nepal Telecom Company, as a full-term MD.
It also appointed Aswini Kumar Thakur as Administrator of Rastriya Beema Sansthan and nominated economist Rewat Bahadur Karki as the chairman of the Board of Directors of Rastriya Banijya Bank Ltd.
Other appointments made on Thursday were Kishor Thapa as chairman of the fully authorized Integrated Bagmati Civilisation Development Committee and Thakur Prasad Shrestha (former judge) as head of Shuklaphanta Land Acquisition and Compensation Investigation Commission.