Kathmandu, Jan. 2 Home Minister Bal Krishna Khan has said that he will take initiative to solve the problems faced by Nepali citizens living abroad. In a meeting held at the Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday with the delegates from different countries and officials of the Non-Resident Nepali Association to participate in the 14th General Convention of the Nepali Congress, Minister Khan said that the government was serious about it.
He clarified that the government has been positive in resolving the issues of citizenship, ‘dollar account’, foreign investment entering Nepal through non-resident Nepalis, setting up of ‘NRNA Dedicated Desk’ at international airports, and concluding labor agreements in countries without labor agreements.
Home Minister Teknarayan Pandey, who participated in the discussion, was instructed by Home Minister Khan to immediately resolve the problem at the international airport. Home Minister Khan also directed Secretary Pandey to hold a meeting of the Minister for Immigration, Security, Customs and Environment at the airport.
Similarly, the Home Minister directed Secretary Pandey to circulate to the Chief District Officers of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur and Kavre to find land for construction of hospital for non-resident citizens. Home Secretary Pandey said the government was aware of the problems seen in countries including Arabia and Cyprus.