Sujata Koirala

Sujata Koirala (Nepali: सुजाता कोइराला) born 9 February 1954)[2][3] is a Nepalese politician and the only daughter of former Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala. She was made Foreign Minister under Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal. Sujata was promoted to Deputy Prime Minister on October 12, 2009.[4] She has a daughter named Melanie Koirala Jost.[5]

Sujata Koirala
सुजाता कोइराला
Sujata Koirala.jpg
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal
In office
25 May 2009 – 6 February 2011
Appointed byMadhav Kumar Nepal
Preceded byUpendra Yadav
Succeeded byNarayan Kaji Shrestha
Member of Parliament, Pratinidhi Sabha for
Nepali Congress party list
Assumed office
4 March 2018
Member of Constituent Assembly for
Nepali Congress party list
In office
21 January 2014 – 14 October 2017
Personal details
Born (1954-02-09) 9 February 1954 (age 69)[1]
Biratnagar, Nepal
Political partyNepali Congress
SpouseNorbert Jost


Koirala is the Immediate Chief of the International Relations Department of Nepali Congress and a member of the Central Working Committee.[6] She is the former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal. She is the second women to become deputy prime minister in Nepal. The first, Shailaja Acharya, was Koirala's niece.[7]

International AffiliationsEdit

Koirala is an active member of several international committees including the following:[8][9]

  • Head of International Relations Department, Nepali Congress Party
  • Central Committee Member, Nepali Congress Party
  • Member, Parliamentary Board, Nepali Congress Party
  • Standing Committee Member, ICAPP (International Conference of Asian Political Parties)
  • Member, Governing Council, CAPDI (Centrist Asia Pacific Democratic International)
  • Vice-Chairperson, ICAPP Women's Wing
  • Chairperson, the Global Parties Climate and Ecological Alliance (GPCEA) Women's Wing
  • Member, International Advisory Board, China Center for Overseas Investment, Beijing, China
  • Member, International Advisory Council, Economic Club of China, Beijing, China
  • Honorary Chairperson, Institute of Himalayan Studies, Chonqing, China


  1. ^ संघीय संसद सदस्य, २०७४ परिचयात्मक पुस्तिका [Federal Parliament Members 2017 Introduction Booklet] (PDF) (in Nepali). Nepal: Federal Parliament Secretariat. 2021. p. 270.
  2. ^ "Sujata Koirala - Central Committee Member, Nepali Congress Party". Archived from the original on 2014-01-29.
  3. ^ "Index Kl-Ky".
  4. ^ Chapagain, Kiran (October 12, 2009). "Sujata is DPM at last". MyRepublica. Retrieved April 21, 2010.
  5. ^ "Case filed against rubel chaudhary". xnepali. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  6. ^ "International Relations Department". Nepali Congress. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  7. ^ koirala, Girija. "Koirala's daughter to become Nepal's deputy PM". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  8. ^ "The Hon. Ms. Sujata Koirala". Parliamentary Network for Conflict Prevention. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Sujata Koirala | About". Retrieved 2016-09-06.