Conference Voice

The imperatives for this Conference are both timely and substantive given that a new world order is emerging with the rise of nationalist leaders driven by populism against the established political elites, the existential problems being faced by the EU, dire need for reforms in the UN system along with the rise of China and Russia jointly and severally as world powers with sights on alternative approaches to multilateral diplomacy. And, last but by no means least, the failure of Nepals diplomacy to take full advantage of its geography and threats arising from its continued failure posing a risk of turning Nepal into another Himalayan geo political hotspot of the 21st century as a new Great Game gets played out

Prof. Madhukar SJB Rana

Former Special Advisor MOFA and Former Finance Minister, Nepal