Nepal | July 09, 2020

Nepal, Saint Lucia establish bilateral diplomatic ties

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

Kathmandu, August 28

Nepal and Saint Lucia today established formal bilateral diplomatic relations in New York.

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations
Amrit Bahadur Rai, and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Saint Lucia to the United Nations Cosmos Richardson signed a joint communiqué to this effect at a brief ceremony held at the Permanent Mission of Saint Lucia to the United Nations.

On the occasion, the two ambassadors expressed confidence that formal diplomatic relations would prove instrumental in bringing the two countries and their people closer in bilateral and multilateral forums. They also discussed measures to further deepen and expand relations, read a press release issued by the New York-based Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations.

The two ambassadors also jointly informed Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres about establishment of Nepal- Saint Lucia diplomatic relations today. A small island country in the Caribbean Sea, with its capital at Castries, Saint Lucia covers a land area of 617 sq km and has an estimated population of 170,000.
Tourism is a major contributing sector of the economy which accounts for about 65 per cent of the total GDP. Many tourists visit the island country because of its volcanic origin and its location in the path of the northeastern trade winds and warm tropical maritime climate.

Chief exports are bananas, cardboard cartons, clothing, coconut products and electronic goods. Saint Lucia became member of the United Nations on 18 September 1979 following its independence from Great Britain.

Both Nepal and Saint Lucia are members of the Group of 77 and the Non-Aligned Movement. With this development, the number of countries with which Nepal has established diplomatic relations has reached 167, reads the release.


A version of this article appears in print on August 29, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

India's COVID-19 challenges continue; 22,752 fresh cases detected on Wednesday

KATHMANDU: India's challenges with the ongoing coronavirus crisis continues with the confirmation of more than 22,000 cases on Wednesday. According to the Union Health Ministry of India, in the last 24 hours, as many as 22,752 positive cases of the respiratory infection have been detected country Read More...

95 discharged after recovering from COVID-19 in Tanahun

DAMAULI: As many as 95 persons have been discharged upon recovery from coronavirus infection in Tanahun district, on Wednesday. According to Tanahun District Health Office (DHO), the patients were released after two of their consecutive specimens drawn within 24 hours tested negative for the Read More...

England 35-1 at tea as rain hits first test

SOUTHAMPTON: After a 117-day absence, international cricket returned in familiar fashion on Wednesday as rain delayed the first test between England and West Indies before the hosts lost Dom Sibley for 0 then reached 35-1 as bad light brought an early tea. Much else about the occasion felt Read More...

Silva shines as Man City thrash Newcastle 5-0

MANCHESTER: David Silva scored one goal and made two more as Manchester City put on a passing masterclass to overwhelm Newcastle United with a 5-0 Premier League victory on Wednesday. Having announced that he will leave the club at the end of this season after a 10-year spell, the 34- Read More...

Salah double keeps Liverpool on track for points record

BRIGHTON: Mohamed Salah scored twice as champions Liverpool moved on to 92 points with a 3-1 win at Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League on Wednesday. The victory kept Liverpool on target to secure a record Premier League points tally, with Juergen Klopp's side needing nine from Read More...

Adequate social security key to minimise impact of COVID-19, says PM Oli

KATHMANDU, JULY 8 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said protection of the most vulnerable, including migrant workers and those in informal sectors, and provision of adequate social security and health care was the key to minimise the impact of COVID-19. Addressing virtual ‘Global Summit on COVID Read More...

Suarez scores as Barca condemn Espanyol to relegation

Barca beat Espanyol 1-0 in city derby Suarez won the match with his 195th goal for the club Espanyol were relegated after 26 years in La Liga  BARCELONA: Barcelona kept up their pursuit of leaders Real Madrid in the La Liga title race by beating city rivals Espanyol 1-0 at home Read More...

Coronavirus pandemic affects Nepal’s sovereign credit rating process

KATHMANDU, JULY 8 The country’s sovereign rating assessment is likely to be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Though the government had awarded Fitch Ratings, a United States-based international credit rating agency, to study and confirm Nepal’s sovereign credit rating in December l Read More...