On the happy occasion of the 60th anniversary (Diamond Jubilee) of the establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Nepal and the Russian Federation, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Hon. Mr. Kamal Thapa and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation His Excellency Mr. Sergei Lavrov exchanged messages of congratulations today. Nepal and the Russian Federation established diplomatic relations on 20 July 1956. Following are the texts of the messages:
Message from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Hon. Mr. Kamal Thapa
It gives me immense pleasure to note that Nepal and the Russian Federation are celebrating the 60th year of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. On this happy occasion, I would like to extend to Your Excellency as well as the Government and people of the Russian Federation my sincere congratulations.
Our relations, marked as they are by goodwill, friendship and mutual cooperation, have always remained close and cordial throughout these years. At this moment of celebration, I would like to recall the significant contribution of the Russian Federation in laying the foundation of socio-economic development in Nepal. The exchange of visits at various levels, business contacts, tourism and cultural exchanges have added new momentum to the relations between the two countries.
Over the years, our two governments have been working in close cooperation, both at bilateral and multilateral levels, in addressing the global issues like terrorism, climate change and interest of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
Following the promulgation of the Constitution last year, we are moving towards building a prosperous Nepal through socio-economic development with optimum mobilization of internal and external resources. I am hopeful that there are many areas where our two countries can work together both bilaterally and at the regional and international levels including within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
On this special occasion, I reiterate the resolve of the Government of Nepal to make all possible efforts for further strengthening bilateral relations to the mutual benefit of the two countries and peoples.
Please accept, Your Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.
His Excellency Sergei Lavrov
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Message from Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation His Excellency Mr. Sergei Lavrov
DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER,
MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC
REPUBLIC OF NEPAL
Esteemed Mr. Thapa,
Please, accept sincere congratulations on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the Russian Federation and the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
We in Russia value very high independent external policy of Nepal. Our countries are united by dedication to idea of just and democratic world order and to principle of supremacy of the international law.
We are invariably aiming at consistent promotion of the political dialogue between Russia and Nepal, cooperation in commercial, economic, humanitarian and other practical spheres as well as constructive interaction in world affairs. This fully corresponds to interests of the peoples of our countries and facilitates security and stability in South Asia.
Availing myself of this opportunity I wish you good health and success and all our colleagues in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal – happiness and well-being.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Nepal
20 July 2016