The Asian Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs (AIDIA) - foreign policy think-tank based in Kathmandu, in Cooperation with Mid-Western University successfully hosted conference on "Revisiting Nepal's Foreign Policy in Contemporary Global Power Structure” on April 1, 2017 in Yak and Yeti Hotel Kathmandu. The conference is jointly inaugurated by three former ministers of Nepal Mr. Ramesh Naath Pandey, Prof. Madhukar SJB Rana and Mr Surendra Pandey.   

“The chief objective of the conference was to revisit the Nepal’s foreign policy in reference to the contemporary remaking of international order, the global power shifts to Asia, reshuffling of the global balance of power, the rise of China and India and its impact on Nepal’s foreign policy” told Mr. Shyam KC, Research and Development Director of AIDIA and to . The conference made a discussion on six thematic sessions.

More than thirty plus speaker from inside and outside the country forward their speech including foreign policy experts, academician, seasoned diplomats, politician, international experts, foreign dignitaries and other scholars along with more than 250 distinguished participants.

“We will soon develop and publish the report of the conference and share with the Ministry of Foreign Affair and with all other concern stake holders, which we strongly believe will serve as a reference to the government of Nepal for enhancing clarity and developing pragmatic foreign policy in preset context of international power structure”said, Mr. Sunil KC, CEO of AIDIA.’

Foreign Secretary, Mr Shanker Das Bairagi, Former Minister Pradeep Gyawali, Former Foreign Secretary Madhu Raman Acharya chair the respective session. Industry Minister, Hon’ble Nabindra Raj Joshi forwarded the concluding remarks on the conference.