Nepal and the Republic of Malawi have established diplomatic relations increasing the number of countries with which Nepal has official relations to 178.
Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations Amrit Bahadur Rai and his Malawian counterpart Agnes Mary Chimbiri-Molande signed a Joint Communiqué for the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries on Thursday at the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the UN, New York.
The two ambassadors also signed a joint letter informing the Secretary-General of the UN, António Guterres, about the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations informed in a statement.
On the occasion, the two ambassadors exchanged views on various matters of common interest to strengthen bilateral cooperation in national and international forums.
“They also discussed the role of Least Developed Countries as a group at different forums including at the UN for the protection and promotion of the shared interests of the LDCs,” read the statement.
Nepal is taking over the role of the chair of the Global Coordination Bureau of LDCs from Malawi next month.
Located in Southern Africa, Malawi is also a landlocked country, sharing its borders with Mozambique, Zambia, and Tanzania. It has a total of 118,484 square kilometers of area with about 20 million population.
Both Nepal and Malawi are the members of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Group of 77, Least Developed Countries (LDCs) as well as Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs).
Source : TRN,