Nepal and Côte d’Ivoire (formerly Ivory Coast) have established formal bilateral diplomatic relations. The number of countries with which Nepal has established diplomatic relations has now reached 146, making 75 percent of the United Nations member States.
According to a press release issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ambassador and Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations Durga Prasad Bhattarai Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoireto the United Nations Claude Bouah-Kamon signed a Joint Communique to this effect at a brief ceremony in New York.
Upon signing of the Joint Communique, the two Ambassadors expressed their confidence that the relations and scope of cooperation between the two countries will further deepen and expand in the future at bilateral as well as multilateral levels.
The two Ambassadors also jointly informed Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, about the establishment of Nepal- Côte d’Ivoirebilateral relations today.
The Republic of Côte d’Ivoireis a country situated in West Africa with a population of about 26 Million. Côte d’Ivoire joined the United Nations on 20 September 1960, following its independence from France on 07 August 1960. It is emerging from over a decade long internal conflict that ended in 2011 and its economic growth has since been one of the highest in the world. It has been recently elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the term 2018-2019.
Signing the agreement
Exchanging the agreement