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Address: Guerickestrasse 27, 10587 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (030) 34 35 99 -20,-21,-22

Fax. +49 (030) 34 35 99 -06

www.nepalembassy-germany.de

The Ambassador

Amb. Ramesh Prasad Khanal

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Date of birth: November 16, 1961

Record of Services in Nepali Missions Abroad:
Beijing, China:
Feb 1994-Jan 1998 as Second/First Secretary, Served as Charge d’Affaires a. i. from Dec, 2006 to April, 2007
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia:
August 2001- April 2004 as First Secretary, Deputy Chief of Mission served as Charge d’Affaires a.i. about one year and seven months from Nov. 2002 to April 2004
Dhaka, Bangladesh:
Counsellor/Minister Counsellor/Deputy Chief of Mission, August 2005-June 2009, served as Charge d’Affaires a.i. for one and half year from July 2006 to April 2007
Tel Aviv, Israel
Minister Counsellor/Deputy Chief of Mission, August 2010 March 2013, served as Charge d’Affaires a.i. for two weeks
Berlin, Germany
Ambassador, October 2016 till present

Record of Services in the Ministry:
Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal: July 06, 1988
Section Officer/Under Secretary: Europe-America Division, South Asia Division, South East Asia and North Asia Division, Protocol Division (as Deputy Chief of Protocol), UN and International Organizations Division, Multilateral Economic Affairs Division, Passport Section, etc. (1988-2012)
Director General: Department of Passports, Ministry of Foreign Affairs from April 2013 to August 2014
Joint Secretary: Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Research Division, Central Asia, Africa and West Asia Division, Regional Organizations Division (SAARC/BIMSTEC/SCO/ACD)
Chief of Protocol: From November 2015 to August 2016

Special Assignments:
Member of the Rescue Mission to Iraq led by the then State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Mr. Prakash Sharan Mahat, 2004
Emergency Assignment to Cairo, Egypt after sudden demise of the then Ambassador of Nepal Shyam Tabdar, Jan 2012
Coordinator for Retreat of the SAARC Leaders in Dhulikhel, Nov 27, 2015 during the 18th SAARC Summit (About 2 month’s deputation in Dhulikhel (outside the Kathmandu valley) for arrangements)
On duty at the Ministry of Home to assist to coordinate with foreigners caught up in the snow storm in the high himalayan trekking routes, Nov 2014
International Coordinator for Search, Rescue and Relief Operations after the Earthquakes at the Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu April 26-June 22, 2015
Member of the Technical Team to negotiate Labor Agreements with Saudi Arabia, January 2016
Convener of the Task Force on repatriation of Nepali Coma Patients from abroad, 2015

Academic Background:
Master of Arts in Political Science from Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu
Bachelor of Law from Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu
Diploma in Journalism from Nepal Press Institute (NPI)
Diploma in Japanese Language, Japanese Language Institute, Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan
Security Studies, Asia Pacific Centre for Security Studies, APCSS, Hawaii, USA

Major Conferences/Summits/Workshops participated
1. United Nations General Assembly, New York, USA, October-December 1999
2. Non-Aligned Summit, Durban, South Africa, August-September 1998
3. BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting, Yangon, Myanmar, March 2000.
4. 13th SAARC Summit, Dhaka, Bangladesh, November 2005
5. Democracy Forum, Bali, Indonesia, December 2009
6. Workshop on Foreign Policy of China, Beijing, China, November 2009
7. Study tour on e-Passport, South Korea, Philippines and Thailand, October 2013
8. 18th SAARC Summit, November 2014, Kathmandu, Nepal
9. Inspection of activities of the Embassy of Nepal, Doha, Qatar, January 2015
10. Chairing of BIMSTEC Joint Working Group Meeting, February 2015 Dhaka
11. Governing Board Meeting of South Asia University (SAU), Thimpu, March 2015
12. Chairing of SAARC Programming Committee Meeting, Islamabad, July 8-9, 2015
13. SAARC Ministerial Meeting on Poverty Alleviation, Thimphu, July 28-29, 2015
14. Informal SAARC Ministerial Meeting, October 2015, New York during the 70th UNGA
15. Chairing of Special Session of SAARC Programming Committee Meeting by Video Conference, December 14-15, 2015, Kathmandu
16. Chairing of the 51st Session of the SAARC Programming Committee, Dec 21-22, 2015
17. Member of the Prime Minister’s Entourage to State Visit of India, Jan 2016 as Chief of Protocol
18. Member of the Prime Minister’s Entourage to Official Visit of China, March 2016 as Chief of Protocol

Countries Visited:
Thailand, China, Japan, Mongolia, DPRK, South Korea, Russia, UK, USA, Switzerland, France, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, South Africa, Myanmar, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Turkey, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Pakistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh etc.

Language:
Nepali (mother tongue), English, Hindi, some knowledge of Japanese, Chinese, Bengali, and Arabic

Publications:
Articles/write ups published on foreign policy, international affairs, regional issues in national media and journals, literary works published in many literary journals and newspapers

Hobbies:
Travelling, Reading Books and Teaching/Public Speaking

History

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Relations between Nepal and Germany are amicable. Since the ten-year civil war ended in 2006, Germany has supported the democratisation process in Nepal. The two countries cooperate particularly in areas like trade, culture, academics and the scientific sector. Since the resolution of the country’s armed conflict, high-level visits have again become more frequent. Former Nepalese Foreign Minister Yadav, visited Germany for talks in March 2009 and former Commerce and Supplies Minister Lekh Raj Bhatt paid a visit in early March 2012. Other Nepalese government ministers have also attended major trade fairs in Germany.

As for the development cooperation sector, Nepal is an important partner country of German development cooperation, which aims to support Nepal in its efforts to deal with the aftermath of the civil war and to alleviate poverty there in the long term. German support focuses on the following areas: improving health care, promoting renewable energy (solar and hydroelectric power and biogas) and energy efficiency as well as fostering trade and sustainable economic development. Here, Germany is also currently coordinating international support for stepping up foreign trade. After the major earthquakes in Nepal in April and May 2015, the Federal Government made available a total of EUR 35 million in humanitarian aid and for reconstruction programmes.

For many years now, the Federal Foreign Office has funded projects to restore sites of cultural or religious significance in Nepal and in the former royal cities of Patan and Bhaktapur in the Kathmandu Valley. German archaeologists have also done important research work through their excavations. A cultural agreement between Nepal and Germany was signed in 1992.