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Establishing diplomatic relations with Barbados

Wednesday, 08 December 2021

Press Release


Nepal and Barbados formally established diplomatic relations today. With this, the number of countries with which Nepal has diplomatic relations reached 172.

H.E. Mr. Amrit Bahadur Rai, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations, and H.E. Mr. François Jackman, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Barbados to the United Nations signed a Joint Communiqué to this effect in a brief ceremony held at the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations, New York this morning.

The two Ambassadors also signed a joint letter informing Secretary-General of the United Nations His Excellency Mr. António Guterres about the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

On the occasion, the two Ambassadors exchanged views to strengthen relations between the two countries in bilateral and multilateral settings.

Barbados, a small eastern Caribbean Island nation with an area of 439 square kilometers and population of approximately 2,90,000, is the world’s newest republic after bidding farewell to the British monarchy on 30 November 2021.

It joined the United Nations on 9 December 1966.

Both Nepal and Barbados are members of the Group of 77 and China and Non-Aligned Movement.


Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations

New York

8 December 2021