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Arjun Bahadur Thapa

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Name  Arjun Thapa

Role  Diplomat
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Arjun Bahadur Thapa (Nepali: अर्जुन बहादुर थापा) (born 12 January 1956) was a Nepali diplomat and ex General Secretary of SAARC. He is married to Pabitra Thapa and has three kids: Anuja, Regina, and Ajit Thapa.

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Education

He completed his Masters in International Law (Honours) at Peoples' Friendship University, Moscow, in 1983 and a diploma in Environmental Management at The University of Adelaide, Australia, in 1994. He studied in Moscow for 6 years, then leaving to Nepal.

Career

Thapa has held many positions during his career. Currently he is the secretary-general of SAARC, and was foreign secretary of the Republic of Nepal. :

  • Secretary general of SAARC (1 March 2014 – present)
  • Foreign Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal (21 July 2013 – February 2014)
  • Joint Secretary, Head of Regional Organization Division (SAARC & BIMSTEC) and Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal (April 2012 – July 21, 2013)
  • Joint Secretary, Head of Europe-Americas Division, Administration Division, SAARC and BIMSTEC and Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal (February 2012 – April 2013)
  • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Nepal to the United Arab Emirates (December 2007 – January 2012)
  • Joint Secretary, Head of the SAARC and Administration Divisions and Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal (February 2007 – December 2007)
  • Deputy Permanent Representative/Minister Plenipotentiary, Permanent Mission of Nepal to the UN, New York (August 2006 – February 2007)
  • Charge d' Affaires, a.i., Permanent Mission of Nepal to the UN, New York (November 2005 – August 2006)
  • Deputy Permanent Representative/ Minister Plenipotentiary, Permanent Mission of Nepal to the UN, New York (December 2002 – November 2005)
  • Joint Secretary, East, South East, Far East and the Pacific Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal (Joined the Diplomatic Service through open competition) (June 1999 – December 2002)
  • Under Secretary, International Law and Treaties Division, Ministry of Law and Justice (1994–99)
  • Assistant Secretary, International Law and Treaties Division, Ministry of Law and Justice (1993–94)
  • Section Officer, International Law and Treaties Division Ministry of Law and Justice (1983–93)
  • References

    Arjun Bahadur Thapa Wikipedia


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