Nepal has established Diplomatic relations with The Gambia, a country in West Africa.

In a statement issued Tuesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said its​​​​​Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Amrit Kumar Rai, signed an agreement in this regard with his Gambian counterpart Lang Yabou, in New York, on Monday.

"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 two countries," the MoFA stated.

Following the agreement, the UN was also informed about the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two nations.

With this, the number of countries diplomatically connected to Nepal has reached 170.

Both Nepal and The Gambia are members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), according to the statement.