The diplomatic relations between Nepal and Iceland was established on 25 May 1981. The Embassy of Nepal in Copenhagen, Denmark is concurrently accredited to Iceland whereas Embassy of Iceland in New Delhi, India is concurrently accredited to Nepal.
The Rt. Hon. President received the Letters of Credence from non-residential Ambassador of Iceland to Nepal H.E. Guðmundur Árni Stefánsson on 14 February 2020.
The relations between the two countries have been smooth, based on friendship, understanding, cooperation and mutual respect. The exchange of visits gives new momentum to the existing bilateral relations.
Nepal and Iceland could collaborate in tourism promotion and people-to-people relations, given the interest of Icelandic mountaineers in climbing mountains in the Himalayas. There exists a possibility of attracting more Icelander tourists to Nepal given the diverse attractions Nepal has in terms of adventure, nature and culture.
Iceland extended humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes. Iceland donated 10 million Icelandic kronas through the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Nepal and Iceland have worked together on issues of mutual interest, including climate change and sustainable development, in international forums.
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