Dinesh Bhattarai appointed as Nepal PM's foreign affairs advisor

| Updated: Jul 10, 2017 18:49 IST

Kathmandu [Nepal], July 10 (ANI):The Government of Nepal has appointed Dinesh Bhattarai as Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's foreign policy advisor. Bhattarai, a former ambassador to Geneva, had also served as foreign affairs advisor to former Prime Minister Sushil Koirala. According to the initial agreements, key partners in the government are to share 20 ministries-11 for Deuba's NC and nine for the CPN (Maoist Centre). Other seven ministries are to be split among other parties supporting the government-Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), Nepal Loktantrik Forum (NFL) and other fringe parties, Kathmandu Post reported. Deuba currently is leading an eight-member Cabinet in which three ministers are from the NC, as many from the Maoist Centre and one from the NFL.(ANI)