Nepal and Cabo Verde established formal bilateral diplomatic relations in New York .
Durga Prasad Bhattarai, Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations, and José Luis Fialho Rocha, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cabo Verde to the United Nations signed a Joint Communiqué to establish formal diplomatic relations between the two countries at the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations this afternoon.
The number of countries with which Nepal has established diplomatic relations has now reached 149. Both Nepal and Cabo Verde are active members of the Non-Aligned Movement and the Group of 77 and have been working closely in the multilateral forums.
On the occasion, the two Ambassadors shared 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 António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, about the establishment of Nepal-Cabo Verde diplomatic relations today.
The Republic of Cabo Verde comprises a group of 10 islands in the North Atlantic Ocean as part of West Africa with about half a million people. It is a stable representative democracy and has achieved remarkable economic development following its graduation from the LDC category in 2007. Its economy is mostly service-oriented with tourism as its mainstay.
Formerly known as Cape Verde, the country's name was reverted to its original Portuguese name of Cabo Verde.
Cabo Verde joined the United Nations on 16 September 1975, following its independence from Portugal on 05 July 1975.