KATHMANDU – Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has summoned a special meeting of the Council of Minister for 4:00 pm today over the latest developments in Israel and the situation of the Nepali community there.
The meeting aims to assess the situations in the aftermath of an unprecedented assault in Israel and the subsequent developments, evaluate the situation of the Nepali community in Israel, diplomatic efforts that the government is expected to take to ensure their safe arrival and other technical managerial issues, according to the Prime Minister’s Secretariat.
Likewise, the Prime Minister has called an all-party meeting at 5:00 pm today over the same matter. The crisis due to Israel-Hamas war after the surprise attack on Israel reportedly by the Hamas, an Islamist militant group on Saturday morning, has been the concern for Nepal.
The government on Sunday formed the mechanism which has been assigned to comprehensively monitor the situation, evaluate the developments and assess the situation of the Nepali community in Israel and to undertake decisions if rescue is required and coordinate any related efforts.
An emergency meeting summoned by the Prime Minister on Sunday in presence of the deputy prime minister and minister for defence, deputy prime minister and the minister for home, foreign minister, minister for education, science and technology, national security advisor, foreign secretary and the chiefs of security bodies formed a Rapid Action Team comprising the foreign minister, representatives from the education ministry, security bodies and Nepal’s diplomatic missions.
The Nepali Embassy in Israel earlier confirmed the deaths of 10 Nepali students in the Israel unrest and Israel has formally announced a war against the militant group, Hamas.