Pradeep Kumar Gyawali is the Minister for Foreign Affairs. He is also a Standing Committee member of the ruling Nepal Communist Party.  A former Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Gyawali was elected to the federal House of Representatives from Gulmi-1. As a member of Parliament’s State Affairs Committee, Gyawali had led the investigation into Sudan Scam and made contribution in the transitional peace process. He is also a write.