Nepal to name first Bahrain consul
Manama, January 14, 2012
Nepal has agreed to appoint its first honorary consul to Bahrain in a bid to provide assistance to people in need.
It follows a request by the Nepali Club for a diplomatic representative to serve the community, which is now more than 30,000 strong.
Club president Durga Bahadur Giri revealed the cabinet had agreed to the move to assist club members, who are working round the clock to provide labour and consular services.
'We are informed that by next month the diplomat will arrive in Bahrain and take up his new role,' he said.
'This is the first time a Nepalese diplomat is deployed to Bahrain and the community here is looking at this in a positive manner.
'There are more than 30,000 Nepali workers in Bahrain and there is no embassy or a diplomat to assist them.'
Currently, the club is working with officials from the Nepali Embassy in Saudi Arabia to offer consular services.
Giri said the credentials of the unnamed diplomat were being reviewed by the Nepali Embassy in Riyadh.-TradeArabia News Service