EMBASSY OF NEPAL, YANGON, MYANMAR

NAMASTE AND WELCOME TO THE EMBASSY OF NEPAL , MYANMAR

Nepal at a glance
Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of biodiversity, nature's panorama-climatic conditions, flora-fauna and much more. Nepal which gave birth to Lord Buddha, the Prince of Peace and harmony, is living in the laps of Mount Everest and is home to eight of the ten highest peaks in the world, majestic beauty, virgin mountains, biodiversity and climatic conditions as diverse, breath-taking and sweeping as found in the Amazon basin of Brazil. It is, again, a repository of exotic birds and a good number and a broad range of butterflies of which we have a museum in Pokhara, south-western Nepal. Nepal is a beautiful country bestowed with umpteen rivers, hills and valleys, plateaus, deep gorges and tropical plains; truly which present, in point of fact, a new kind of visitors travelling to Nepal every year in the garb of nature lovers, friends of Nepal, mountaineers, tourists and trekkers.

Nepal-Myanmar relations
Historical linkage
Nepal's links with Myanmar date back some 150 years. Buddhism is the common factor that has brought our two countries even closer. Bilateral relations between Nepal and Myanmar are based on goodwill, friendship and mutual understanding.

Diplomatic relations
Nepal and Myanmar established diplomatic relations on 19 March, 1960 at Ambassadorial level.

Exchange of visits from Nepal
- Late King Mahendra paid a state visit to Myanmar in April 1970.
- Late King Birendra also paid an unofficial visit in March, 1980.
- The then Prime Minister Mr. Kirti Nidhi Bista visited Myanmar in 1980.
- Foreign Minister, Mr. Chakra Prasad Bastola came to Myanmar in 2001 to attend BIMSTEC Ministerial meeting.
- Honorable Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sujata Koirala visited Myanmar from 10-11 December 2009, in connection with the BIMSTEC Ministerial meeting.

Exchange of visits from Myanmar
- General Ne Win, the then Chairman of the Union of Myanmar, visited Nepal twice in 1966 and in 1977.
- Mr. U Sein Wing, the then Prime Minister of Myanmar visited Nepal representing his country in the coronation of King Birendra in 1975.
- Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Union of Myanmar, H.E. U Kyaw Thu paid an unofficial goodwill visit to Nepal in the beginning of 2008.
- Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. U Nyan Win paid an official visit of Nepal from February 15-18, 2010 as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
- Exchange of visits is continuing at political, diplomatic and senior officials levels ever since.

Nepal's GDP grew by 4.0 per cent in 2009, after 4.7 per cent growth the previous calendar year. Inflation in 2009 was 13.2 per cent. Average annual population growth over the past decade was 2.3 per cent.Over 80 per cent of the economically active........... More »

Government has taken steps to restructure the economy by introducing measures such as tax reform, massive privatisation of public enterprises, dismantling Investment & Trade barriers, liberalising the foreign exchange system................................. More »

Nepal became a member of World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2004, the first least-developed country (LDC) to join the WTO through the full working party process and is in process to amend or adopt certain laws and regulations consistent........... More »