Liberia and the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal have established formal diplomatic relations between the two countries.
A dispatch from Liberia's Permanent Mission to the United Nations says a joint communiqué, guided by the principles of the United Nations Charter and the desire by both countries to promote mutual understanding and strengthen friendship and cooperation, was signed between Liberia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Lewis Garseedah Brown, II, who signed on behalf of the Liberian Government; while Ambassador Durga Prasad Bhattarai signed on behalf of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
The ceremony took place at Liberia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations on Friday, August 18, 2017.
In remarks, Ambassador Brown described the signing ceremony as a new journey between the two countries that will deepen the bonds of cooperation and mutual exchanges in several sectors including education and tourism.
He used the occasion to thank the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal for its contribution to the United Nations Mission in Liberia and conveyed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's sympathy to the people of Nepal for the loss of lives because of recent flooding in that country.
In remarks, Ambassador Bhattarai said the signing ceremony was historic for his country as it brings to completion, the establishment of diplomatic ties between the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal and all founding members of the United Nations.
Nepalese Ambassador Bhattarai said the establishment of diplomatic ties present an opportunity for both countries to share experiences and consider the possibilities of bilateral cooperation and was hopeful that consultations for possible cooperation in the tourism and governance sectors could be held between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of both countries.
At the level of the United Nations, Ambassador Bhattarai committed to work in solidarity with Liberia on topical issues such as climate change to ensure that developing countries have a say in decisions that affect them.
Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked central Himalayan country in South Asia. Nepal is divided into 7 states and 75 districts and 744 local units including 4 metropolises, 13 sub-metropolises, 246 municipal councils and 481 villages. It has a population of 26.4 million and is the 93rd largest country by area. Bordering China in the north and India in the south, east, and west, it is the largest sovereign Himalayan state. Nepal has a diverse geography, including fertile plains, subalpine forested hills, and eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and largest city. It is a multiethnic nation with Nepali as the official language.