KATHMANDU : The government has extended the tenure of ten consul generals of various countries to four more years. Releasing the cabinet decision on Wednesday, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Government Spokesperson Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said that the cabinet meeting held on Monday decided to extend their tenure by four years.
According to Foreign Minister Gyawali, the tenure of Shahram Shantiaee, Consul General of Nepal to Tehran of Iran, Teo Swee Leng (Terry) of Selangor in Malaysia, Bally Saputra Dato Jano Sati of Indonesia, Nimrod Berger of Haifa in Israel and Ilan Nir of Beersheba in Israel has been extended by the cabinet.
Other consul generals whose tenure has been extended to four years include Marvin A Brustlin of Chicago, Prem Raja Mahat of Maryland, Mary C Carroll of Hawaii, William C. Cassell of Ohio and AC Sherpa of Seattle, according to Foreign Minister Gyawali.
Similarly, the cabinet meeting also decided to promote Emmanouil Karavelakis to consulate general from consul general of Athena in Greece and extend his term to four years.
Ei Cheikh M. Wissam Ghouzayel, consul general to Beirut in Lebanon, has also been promoted to the post of consulate general. The cabinet meeting also appointed the new consul general to Flanders in Belgium.