Nepal – Estonia Relations

Diplomatic relations
Diplomatic relations between Nepal and Estonia were established on 20 April 1992. Relations between the two countries are based on cordiality and friendliness. The Embassy of Nepal in Copenhagen is concurrently accredited to Estonia and the Estonian Embassy in New Delhi is accredited to Nepal. Estonia maintains an Honorary Consul in Nepal. There have been contacts and cooperation between the two countries in the United Nations, international organizations, international conference and meetings. The two countries share common views on a number of international issues, including climate change.


Exchange of visits/meetings
The Rt. Hon. Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal, had a bilateral meeting with H.E. Kersti Kaljulaid, the President of Estonia, on the sidelines of the High-Level Event, ‘Women in Power’ in New York on 12 March 2019.

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali met with Special Diplomatic Representative of Estonia, H.E. Mr. Riho Kruuv on 8 June 2018 in Kathmandu.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, H.E. Mr. Vaino Reinart visited Nepal in November 2013.

A delegation comprising the Ministry of foreign Affairs and the e-Governance Academy visited Nepal in February 2017.


Bilateral Cooperation
Estonia has been contributing to Nepal’s development as a member of the EU. In e-governance and cyber security sectors, the two sides have exchanged best practices and cooperation recently.


The volume of trade between Nepal and Estonia is negligible. Nepal exports to Estonia mainly paper and cotton jackets and imports telecommunication accessories, household items, cooking appliances and so on. The following figures show the balance of trade of Nepal with Estonia of the past few years:


Year Export Import Balance
2015 2,811,651 1,224,622 1,587,029
2016 5,045,937 4,330,644 715,293
2017 4,776,774 6,035,427 -1,258,653
2018 3,463,639 3,039,625 424,014
2019 961,190 936,917 24,273

(Source: TEPC, Amount in Rs.)


Moderate size of Estonian tourist visits Nepal every year to experience adventure activities in Nepal. Nepal’s Himalayas and mountainous topography could attract Estonian tourists, who are mostly attracted to mountaineering.


Europe and the Americas Division
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
August 2020