NP Saud takes oath of office and secrecy

Photo: Rabin Acharya

N.P. Saud, central member of Nepali congress (NC), took the oath of office and secrecy as minister of Foreign Affairs Sunday afternoon.

The president Ram Chandra Poudel has administered the oath to Minister Saud.

With the eighth expansion, the cabinet now has 19 members and others will be finalized after the by-election being held on 23 April.

It is said that Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal agreed to include him in the cabinet before his visit to India on the pressure from NC leadership.