Nepal-Israel celebrate 62 years of diplomatic relations

Published On: May 11, 2022 01:32 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 11: The Embassy of Israel celebrated 62 years of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Israel on Tuesday, amidst the presence of Vice President of Nepal, Nanda Bahadur Pun, high ranked Nepali government officials, diplomats, and business community guests.

Speaking at the event on Tuesday, Ambassador of Israel to Nepal, Hanan Goder said, “Israel and Nepal share the same values of tolerance, democracy, community solidarity and respect for the other. We both nations are proud of our heritage and as small civilizations, face similar challenges. This is what united us in the past and this will continue to keep bilateral relations good.”

Similarly, Yair Lapid, Alternate Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Israel expressed his warm wishes in a video congratulatory message. He said, “For three decades, Nepal was the only country in the region to maintain diplomatic relations with Israel. Israel continues to seek out new opportunities to cooperate with Nepal, considering Nepal a great friend and a partner.”

The diplomatic relations were established at the initiation of the two great leaders and Prime Ministers of their respective countries, B.P. Koirala and David Ben Gurion on June 1, 1960. Since the establishment of the relations, the two nations have continued to cooperate and collaborate in various areas of mutual interests benefitting both the countries in the field of agriculture, health, education, among many others. 


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