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Bimala Rai Paudyal

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Dr. Bimala Rai Paudyal
डा. विमला राई पौड्याल
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal
Assumed office
17 January 2023
PresidentBidya Devi Bhandari
Prime MinisterPushpa Kamal Dahal
Preceded byNarayan Khadka
Nominated Member of Parliament, Rastriya Sabha
Assumed office
10 March 2018
Appointed byPresident of Nepal
PresidentBidya Devi Bhandari
Personal details
Born1966
Morang District, Nepal
NationalityNepali
Political partyCommunist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist)

Bimala Rai Paudyal is a Nepalese politician. She currently serves as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Government of Nepal, becoming the third woman to hold this position.[1] Paudyal also serves as a nominated Member of the National Assembly of the Federal Parliament of Nepal. She is affiliated with the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist).[2]

Paudyal holds a PhD in Development Studies from the International Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands, an MA in Economics and Management of Rural Development, a Post Graduate Diploma in Development Administration from Manchester University in the UK, and a BSC in Agriculture Economics from Tribhuvan University in Nepal.[3]

She is also an adjunct Professor of Development Studies at the Agriculture and Forestry University in Nepal. Before entering politics, Paudyal worked with government agencies, INGOs, bilateral organizations, and NGOs. She represented Nepal in Climate Parliament and the International Parliamentary Network for Education (IPNEd).[4]

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References
  1. ^ "Bimala Rai Paudyal: Third female foreign minister of Nepal". Nepal Live Today. January 17, 2023.
  2. ^ "UML's Dr. Bimala Rai Paudel to become Foreign Minister". Khabarhub. January 17, 2023.
  3. ^ "New foreign minister stresses non-alignment". The Kathmandu Post. January 18, 2023.
  4. ^ "Biography". Policy Research Institute.

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