Notice

Press Release of Interaction Programme on “Doklam Standoff and Nepal” 

Nepal Institute for Strategic Studies (NISS) organized a half day Interaction Programme on “Doklam Standoff and Nepal” on Monday,   21 Aug 2017 at Hotel Shangri-La where renowned scholars, professors, intellectuals, former bureaucrats, security experts and senior media personalities took part.

The programme was so designed that every individual could candidly express his/her valuable opinion on the issue. Many of the round-table discussants viewed that such stand-off   of more than nine weeks now was harming and opined that if this matter is left unresolved between China and India it can damage the emerging politics of development and cooperation opportunities affecting the region and the neighbors.  The analytic discussion comprised of the critical rationale of Bhutan – China diplomatic relationship that could ease their border issue, both for the present and future, as Bhutan and China share around 470 KM of common border. Participants also discussed the indulgence of third party in the scene.  Many scholars suggested that as Nepal has been playing a key role in International Peacekeeping, she could also act as a lynch pin for a peaceful dialogue between China, India and Bhutan.

NISS views that China and India must not allow differences to become disputes and is hopeful that the current dispute will be resolved with diplomatic means. In the context of regionalism intertwined with globalization, the peace and stability must be the priority of all, and as far as Nepal is concerned in this dynamic geopolitical setting, she should be diplomatically neutral and be able to make an environment where the small, weak and affected nations actually receive   greater and sincere help and friendship.

NISS sincerely thanks all the esteemed intellectuals for their outstanding views that were presented during the discussions.

The deliberations will be published in NISS website www.niss.org.np within days.

Aug 21, 2017

 


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NISS congratulates Dr. Indra Adhikari for her appointment as Deputy Executive Director of Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) and wishes her the best.


NISS extends our best wishes to Brig. Gen. Keshar Bahadur Bhandari (Retd) for his academic tour to Thailand.


PRESS RELEASE On “OBOR”

China Study Center Nepal and Nepal Institute for Strategic Studies jointly organized a seminar on “One Belt One Road (OBOR ) Initiative and South Asia” with special reference to political, economic and security dimensions in Kathmandu on 28th of April, 2017. Based on the papers presented and comments and observations made during the proceedings in the seminar, the participants of the seminar have come to the following consensus:

  • There is an immediate need to formalize OBOR in the governance system of all South Asian countries for the greater benefit of the South Asian people.
  • Such formalization of OBOR supported by a cooperation system also needs institutionalized dialogue mechanism between China and countries in South Asia on policy and strategic development planning coordination and cooperation measures to prioritize projects within the framework of OBOR.
  • Countries in South Asia and China may vow to expand mutual and inclusive cooperation in the days ahead for establishing credible Government to Government as well as People to People contacts to enhance trust between South Asia and China.
  • In this connection it is necessary to hold follow up seminar focusing on the progress made during the requisite interval of time and evaluate all three dimensions which were discussed today.
    In the Opening inaugural statement Hon Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Mr. Krishna Bahadur Mahara said, “OBOR will be instrumental in developing the region. He thanked the Chairman of China Study Center Nepal and Nepal Institute for Strategic Studies for organizing a very important seminar that could create a positive impetus in realizing the value of OBOR Initiative. In his key note address, the Vice Chairman of the National Planning Commission Dr. Min Bahadur Shrestha laid emphasis on the regional connectivity within the OBOR framework for the regions’ accelerated and higher economic prosperity in a secure and stable environment. Ambassador of The People’s Republic of China to Nepal HE Ms. Yu Hong said stability in policy is the key to success of such initiative which is very important for the development of the South Asian Region. Acting Chairman of CSC, Mr. Sundar Nath Bhattarai , NISS Chairman Lt. Gen Vivek K Shah(Retd) also highlighted the importance of OBOR. The distinguished paper presenters and participants made the seminar deliberations lively and focused making the seminar deliverables result-oriented and significant.

China Study Center Nepal and Nepal Institute for Strategic Studies

28 Apr 2017