KATHMANDU: Nepal and Uzbekistan established diplomatic relations on Friday.
The number of countries with which Nepal has established diplomatic relations has now reached 158.
Ambassador Durga Prasad Bhattarai, Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations, and Permanent Representative of Uzbekistan to the United Nations Bakhtiyor Ibragimov signed an instrument to this effect at a brief ceremony in New York, according to the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations, New York.
The two Ambassadors also jointly informed Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres about the establishment of Nepal-Uzbekistan bilateral relations.
Both Nepal and Uzbekistan are working together in various forums including non-aligned movement.