Several of Nepal’s crucial diplomatic missions in foreign countries have been left without ambassadors due to the government’s failure to make timely appointments. As many as 11 Nepali embassies, including those in the UK, Germany, Brazil, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Sri Lanka, Japan and Bangladesh, are currently without ambassadors. Similarly, 10 more diplomatic outposts in China, South Korea, UAE, Israel, Myanmar, Pakistan, Australia, Denmark, Belgium and Russia will be without chiefs by March 2016. Nepal has a total of 35 diplomatic outposts, including 30 embassies, two permanent missions and three consul missions. Embassy of Nepal in Egypt is without chief for the last three years, while the Embassy in UK is also without ambassador for over two years.
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