Press release on presentation of Credentials by Ambassador of Nepal to South Africa H.E. Dr. Nirmal Kumar Bishokarma to  South Africa’s President H.E. Mr. Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa

Press Release

Ambassador of Nepal to the Republic of South Africa His Excellency Dr. Nirmal Kumar Bishokarma presented the Letters of Credence to the President of the Republic of South Africa His Excellency Mr. Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, at a special ceremony held at the Sefako Mapogo Makgatho Presidential Guest House in Pretoria today. During the occasion H.E. Dr. Bishokarma conveyed warm greetings and best wishes from the Right Honourable Mrs. Vidya Devi Bhandari, the President of Nepal to His Excellency Mr. Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa for his personal well-being and continued peace, progress and prosperity of the people of the Republic of South Africa.

In his short remarks Ambassador Bishokarma expressed that Nepal and South Africa have been enjoying very warm and cordial relationship which are based on friendship, mutual trust, goodwill, understanding and cooperation ever since the two countries established the diplomatic relations in 1994. H.E. Bishokarma also expressed his commitment to put his best efforts towards further enhancing and consolidating bilateral ties between the Government of Nepal and the Government of the Republic of South Africa for the mutual benefit of both countries.

While receiving the credentials, His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa warmly welcomed Ambassador Bishokarma to South Africa and wished him every success in his high responsibilities as Nepal’s Ambassador to South Africa.

H.E Ms. P Baleni, Director-General at the Presidency, H.E. Ambassador Ms. N N Losi, Acting Director-General of Department of International Relations and Cooperation and other high ranking officials of the Republic of South Africa were present during the ceremony.

Upon arrival, Ambassador Bishokarma was received by the Director of State Protocol at the Presidential Guesthouse where H.E Bishokarma was presented with the guard of honour from South African Defence Force.

Nepal and Republic of South Africa established diplomatic relations in 1994 and the Nepal Embassy in Pretoria was opened in 2010.

Embassy of Nepal
Pretoria, South Africa
14 April 2021