Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Nepal)

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Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
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JurisdictionNepal and its diplomatic missions worldwide
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The Nepalese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Nepali: परराष्ट्र मन्त्रालय) abbreviated as MoFA is responsible for conducting external affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. Ministry of Foreign Affairs represents other line ministries and the Government of Nepal while dealing with other states. Currently Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal, the Rt. Hon. Pradeep Gyawali, is leading the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Shankar Das Bairagi is serving as Foreign Secretary of Nepal.


Nepal's modern, bilateral diplomatic relations officially began with neighboring India in June 1947, followed by formal relations with France in April 1949.[1]

Roles, responsibility, and function[edit]

According to Government of Nepal (Allocation of Business) Rules, 2069 (2012)[2] Ministry of Foreign Affairs has the following roles, responsibility, and function:

  • Formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of foreign policy, plan and programs of Nepal
  • Relation with foreign nations
  • Representation of Nepal in foreign countries
  • Publicity of Nepal in foreign countries
  • Passport and visa to be issued in abroad
  • Hospitality Management
  • Protocol
  • Claim over a person of a Nepali or foreign citizen by the respective governments.
  • Diplomatic protection (immunities) and privileges
  • Record of Nepali citizens who are in abroad and their right, interest and protection.
  • Non-resident Nepalese
  • Economic diplomacy
  • Development and promotion of public and non-governmental organizations at international level
  • Consular practice
  • United Nations, South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation and other international and regional organization
  • Foreign diplomatic mission in Nepal
  • Negotiation and agreement at diplomatic level (on the matters which do not fall under any other ministry)
  • Operation of Nepal foreign service

List of ministers[edit]

This is a list of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Nepal:[3]

Organisational structure[edit]

There are two departments under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

The Ministry has operated a Liaison Office in the border town of Birgunj since 2005.[4]

The Ministry operates the Institute of Foreign Affairs in Tripureshwor, Kathmandu.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Diplomatic Relations". Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Government of Nepal. Archived from the original on 2012-10-28. Retrieved 15 May 2012.
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  3. ^ "Foreign ministers L-R". Retrieved 2016-05-21.
  4. ^ "Liaison Office, Birgunj". Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Government of Nepal. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Institute of Foreign Affairs". Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nepal MOFA.

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