Mr. Kedar Bhakta Shrestha

Born in Kathmandu in 1938, Mr. Kedar Bhakta Shrestha earned his Master’s Degree in Political Science and International Affairs from the University of Bombay in 1959 and graduation from Tri-Chandra College in 1955.

Mr Shrestha is a former Foreign Secretary and Nepal’s former Ambassador to the EU and Benelux countries (1997-2002) and the United States of America (2004-2006). He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1964. During his diplomatic career, Mr. Shrestha was first posted to the to-be-established embassy in Bonn in 1965. He served as First Secretary in Nepal’s Permanent Mission to the UN, New York from 1973-77, and as Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission in Nepal’s Embassy in Washington. D.C from 1980-84. In the Ministry, he was assigned to various Divisions and headed North-East and South East Asia Divisions. He was Nepal’s First Director in the SAARC Secretariat of Joint Secretary rank, where he worked from 1987 to 1992. Mr Shrestha was appointed as Foreign Secretary in 1994 and served till 1997 before his ambassadorial assignment to the EU.