KATHMANDU – Minister for Foreign Affairs, NP Saud, has urged the visiting Qatar’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Soltan bin Saad Al-Muraikhi, to take initiatives for the release of Bipin Joshi from the captivity of Hamas.
The Qatari minister was specially urged to make efforts for the release of Bipin along with a group of 50 people said to be freed by Palestine’s militant group Hamas, according to Foreign Minister’s chief private secretary Deepak Raj Joshi.
In response, the Qatar’s state minister assured of his prompt initiations for Joshi’s release. On the occasion, the Foreign Minister applauded the role of Qatar facilitating in the ceasefire in the conflict in Gaza and the efforts to liberate those remaining in the confinement of Hamas.
Prior to this, the Minister summoned the Israel’s ambassador to Nepal on Thursday to talk on the same matter. Nepali student Joshi was held hostage in Israel by the Hamas on October 7 and a total of 10 Nepali students were killed in the assault by the rebel group.