Dhital appointed Foreign Ministry spokesman, Pokharel Chief of Protocol

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has assigned additional responsibility to Joint Secretary duo Deepak Dhital and Kali Prasad Pokharel.

Chief of the UN Section at the Ministry, Dhital has been allocated the additional responsibility of the spokesman and Chief of the South Asia Division, Pokharel the additional responsibility of Chief of Protocol.

The Council of Ministers recently promoted Senior Joint Secretary and spokesman Arjun Bahadur Thapa to the post of Secretary after Foreign Secretary Durga Prasad Bhattarai was appointed as the Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations.

Joint Secretary Dhital has been appointed in place of Thapa while the post of Chief of Protocol was lying vacant following Chief of Protocol Niranjanman Singh Basnyat’s appointment to the post of Nepal’s Ambassador to Malaysia.