Biography of Ambassador Tirtha Raj Wagle
Mr. Tirtha Raj Wagle is the Ambassador-designate of Nepal to the Kingdom of Bahrain. He arrived in Manama on 1 August 2022 to assume his duties. He presented the copy of his credentials to H.E. Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain, on 10 August 2022.
Mr. Wagle joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Section Officer in February 1996. Over the course of his diplomatic career, Mr. Wagle has gained diverse experience of working in the Foreign Ministry and Nepali diplomatic missions abroad. While in the Ministry, he worked in various Divisions including the Office of the Foreign Minister as well as the Office of the Spokesperson. He became Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in March 2017. He was the Head of Central Asia, West Asia and Africa Division and the Policy Planning, Development Diplomacy and Overseas Nepali Affairs Division from March 2017 to February 2018. He was the Head of Regional Organisations Division from January 2021 to May 2021 and the Head of South Asia Division from May 2021 to July 2022.
Under diplomatic assignments, Mr. Wagle served as Second Secretary in the Embassy of Nepal in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (1997-2001); as First Secretary & Consul at the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the UN in New York (2005-2009); and as Counsellor/Minister Counsellor at the Embassy of Nepal in New Delhi (2012-2016). From February 2018 to January 2021, he was the Minister/Deputy Permanent Representative at the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Mr. Wagle has received a Master of Diplomacy and Trade from Monash University, Australia. He studied Business Administration in Shanker Dev Campus, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu. He has also attended various professional courses including a Professional Course for Foreign Diplomats conducted by the Foreign Service Institute of India in 2002 and a Program for SAARC Diplomats conducted by China Foreign Affairs University in 2011.
Born in January 1972 in Syangja, Nepal, Mr. Wagle is married to Bimala Wagle and they have two children, daughter Bisrantee and son Biratal.