Diplomatic Shuffle or Political Gambit ? Nepal's Ambassador Appointments Raise Eyebrows

Diplomatic Shuffle or Political Gambit ? Nepal's Ambassador Appointments Raise Eyebrows

The Nepali government has recommended new ambassadors for eight countries, including key diplomatic posts in India, the United States, and the United Kingdom. However, this move has sparked criticism about the politicization of Nepal's diplomatic corps.

Key appointments:

  • India: Lokdarshan Regmi, former Chief Secretary

  • United States: Chandra Ghimire, former Secretary

  • United Kingdom: Dr. Vijan Pant, former Development Advisor

Other nominations include appointments to South Korea, Denmark, Spain, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia.

Critics argue that Nepali leaders are not taking diplomacy seriously. There's a concerning pattern of ambassadors being recalled simply because they were appointed by a previous government, particularly those from the Congress party. This practice is viewed as a political game rather than a strategic approach to international relations.

The frequent changes in diplomatic posts are seen as potentially damaging to Nepal's international standing. Other countries may perceive Nepal's diplomacy as weak and inconsistent due to these politically motivated shuffles.

Sources close to the situation suggest that former Prime Minister KP Oli is using these appointments as a bargaining tool. The current government, led by Prime Minister Prachanda, needs support to pass the budget in parliament, which may be influencing these diplomatic decisions.

This approach to diplomatic appointments raises concerns about the long-term effectiveness of Nepal's foreign policy. It highlights the complex interplay of domestic politics and international relations, with some observers worrying that national interests are being overshadowed by political maneuvering.

The situation underscores the need for a more stable and professional diplomatic corps, free from the vagaries of changing political alliances. As Nepal seeks to strengthen its position on the global stage, the politicization of its diplomatic service may prove counterproductive.

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