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Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Nepal and The Gambia

Monday, 24 May 2021


Press Release

Nepal and The Gambia established diplomatic relations today. The Gambia is the 170th country with which Nepal has established diplomatic relations.

Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations H.E. Mr. Amrit Bahadur Rai and Ambassador/Permanent Representative of the Gambia to the United Nations H.E. Mr. Lang Yabou signed a Joint Communiqué to this effect in a brief ceremony held at the Permanent Mission 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 the diplomatic relations between the two countries.

On the occasion, the two Ambassadors exchanged views to strengthen bilateral cooperation at national and multilateral settings particularly at UN forums for the mutual benefit of the two countries.

The Gambia is a western African country with an area of about 11,000 sq. KM, bordering a narrow Atlantic coastline in the west.

It joined the United Nations on 21 September 1965.

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


Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations

New York

24 May 2021