Kathmandu, May 13: Nepal and the Republic of Guinea have established formal bilateral diplomatic relations.
Durga Prasad Bhattarai, Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations, and Mamadi Toure, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Guinea to the United Nations, signed an Agreement to this effect at a special ceremony held at the Permanent Mission of Nepal in New York on Thursday.
With the establishment of the diplomatic ties with Guinea, Nepal has the diplomatic ties with 143 countries.
On the occasion, the two diplomats expressed their confidence that the signing of the agreement marks a milestone in deepening and widening the bilateral relations between both countries in the days ahead.
It is believed the establishment of this diplomatic relations would help further strengthen cooperation between the two countries at the United Nations and various other multilateral forums at global and regional levels to promote international peace, security and development.
The two Ambassadors also jointly informed Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, about the establishment of Nepal-Republic of Guinea bilateral ties the same day.
It is noted that the Republic of Guinea is a country situated in Western Africa with a population of 11,780,162. Guinea’s economy is largely dependent on agriculture and mineral production. Guinea has abundant natural resources including large bauxite reserves, diamond, gold, and other metals.
Guinea had joined the United Nations on 12 December 1958. Both Nepal and Guinea are members of the Group of 77, and the Least Developed Countries. RSS