Kathmandu: Newly-appointed Minister for Defence Hari Uprety has assumed office at the Ministry of Defence in Singha Durbar today.
Chief of the Army Staff Prabhu Ram Sharma and the Ministry Secretary Kiran Raj Aryal, among the employees welcomed him at the Ministry. Receiving the newly-appointed Minister, Secretary Aryal gave assurances of cooperation and coordination on behalf the Ministry.
“The Minister’s leadership role will not only contribute to the Ministry but will also be significant to the overall national independence, national unity and national interest,” he said.
The Ministry of Defence has the responsibility of formulating the laws, policies for the overall national interest, security, defence and the Nepali Army as well as of carrying out monitoring, directives and formulating the annual programmes and budget. The Ministry has four Divisions and 83 employees.