Nepal and the Republic of Guinea have established formal bilateral diplomatic relations today. His Excellency Durga Prasad Bhattarai, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations, and His Excellency Mamadi Touré, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and 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 this afternoon.
On the occasion, the two Ambassadors expressed their confidence that the signing of the Agreement marks a milestone in deepening and widening the relations between Nepal and Guinea at the bilateral level in areas of mutual interest in the days ahead. Together, the establishment of 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 His Excellency Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, about the establishment of Nepal-Republic of Guinea bilateral diplomatic relations today.
The Deputy Permanent Representatives and diplomats of the Permanent Missions of Nepal and the Republic of Guinea were also present on the occasion.
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 joined the United Nations on 12 December 1958.
Both Nepal and Republic of Guinea are members of the Group of 77, and the Least Developed Countries.
The number of countries with which Nepal has established diplomatic relations has now reached 143.
Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations,
Thursday, 12 May 2016