Teams of Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) and Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

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Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) and Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) and Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhancing mutual cooperation in the field of scientific as well as academic research activities. Read More

Diplomats' Forum-III, September 10, 2021

On US Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Implication to Nepal and Regional Order

Diplomats' Forum-III on US Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Implication to Nepal and Regional Order

IFA held a seminar of Diplomats' Forum-III on US Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Implication to Nepal and Regional Order in association with Nepal Institute for Policy Research (NIPORe) on 10th September, 2021.

Nepal's Climate Diplomacy Critical Issues and Way Forward

Seminar on Nepal's Climate Diplomacy Critical Issues and Way Forward" organized by Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) on October 28, 2021. Read More

IFA Research Symposium, August 19, 2021

Scholars at the event

Interaction with Delegates from Fudan University, China

Six-member Delegation led by Prof Zhang Weiwei from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, visited the Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) on November 17, 2019. Read More

Book Launching Program, June 25, 2021

Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) released its publications including a peer-reviewed Journal on June 25, 2021, in the gracious presence of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. Read More

Book Launching Program, June 25, 2021

Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) released its publications including a peer-reviewed Journal called Journal of Foreign Affairs (JoFA) on June 25, 2021, in the gracious presence of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. While addressing the august gathering, PM Oli praised the IFA's works and extend his best wishes for the continuation of scholarly activities in the coming days too. Former Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Foreign Secretary Bharat Raj Poudyal, and IFA Executive Director Rajesh Shrestha also spoke on the event.

Hon'ble Pradeep Kumar Gyawali

Consultation on foreign policy directives

Diplomats' Forum Series-II, March 22, 2021

Institute of Foreign Affairs(IFA) in collaboration with Nepal Institute for Policy Research(NIPoRe) organized Diplomats' Forum: Series 2 on "National Attributes in the Nepali Foreign Policy Making" on March 22, opting to deliberate and interact on Foreign Policy initiatives and commensurate actions that have been figuring out prominently across the globe ...

Nepal's Climate Diplomacy Critical Issues and Way Forward

Seminar on Nepal's Climate Diplomacy Critical Issues and Way Forward" organized by Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) on October 28, 2021. Read More

Executive Director Mr Rajesh Shrestha

Executive Director Mr Rajesh Shrestha addressing the ceremony after signing the MoU with NAST, January 16, 2022

Interaction Program for Ambassadors-designate, December 27-30, 2021

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IFA-NAST MoU

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Hon. Dr. Narayan Khadka, Minister for Foreign Affairs with the Ambassadors-designate, resource persons and Executive Director of IFA, Mr Rajesh Shrestha

IFA-NAST MoU

Distinguished participants at the MoU signing ceremony. Read More

IFA organized a seminar on Nepal's Climate Diplomacy-Critical Issues and Way Forward

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Welcome to Institute of Foreign Affairs

Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) is a policy research think tank supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. IFA provides training needs of Nepali foreign affairs officials of the Government of Nepal. IFA undertakes research studies on national interest in Nepal’s relations and conducts with foreign countries. Founded as an integral part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993, it was reconstituted as a semi-autonomous body in the year 2012. The honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs heads the development board of the institute and the Foreign Secretary represents the ministry as an ex-officio member of the board.

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IFA and NAST MoU signing ceremony, January 16, 2022

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IFA Executives with Hon. Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Narayan Khadka, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), December 27-30, 2021

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Seminar on '"Nepal's Climate Diplomacy: Critical Issues and Way Forward", October 28, 2021

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