Official name
NEPAL
Form of government
Parliamentary Republic
Capital
Kathmandu
Head of State
Bidya Devi Bhandari
Prime Minister
Sher Bahadur Deuba
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Sher Bahadur Deuba
Date of establishment of bilateral relations
7. October 1959.

Political relations

Relations between the Republic of Serbia and Nepal are traditionally close and cordial, with the potential for deepening cooperation in areas of mutual interest, primarily in the sphere of economy, trade and culture. The two countries have common views on a number of international issues.

The political dialogue between the two countries has been on the rise in recent years, to which a significant impetus was given by the visit of the then First Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić to Nepal, on 4-6 May 2018.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, paid a return official visit to the Republic of Serbia on 27-28 November 2019, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

The Nepalese delegation at the 141st session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Belgrade, on 14-17 October 2019, was headed by the Chairman of the National Assembly Ganesh Prasad Timilsina, who, on that occasion, had a meeting with the then Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, Maja Gojković.

 

Economic relations

Economic cooperation between the Republic of Serbia and Nepal is characterized by small-scale commodity trade. Domestic exports to Nepal in 2020 amounted to 48,000 euros, while imports from Nepal amounted to 21,000 euros.

The total trade exchange during 2019 amounted to 100,000 euros, of which the export of the Republic of Serbia to Nepal amounted to 86,000 euros, and imports from Nepal amounted to 14,000 euros.

The Nepalese company Cinnovation Group Foods Europe, which operates within the Chaudhary Group from Kathmandu, opened a factory in Ruma in October 2017 for the production of noodles and other semi-finished pasta products.

 

Bilateral agreements

  • Trade Agreement between the SFRY and Nepal, signed on 5 September 1965 (The Official Gazette No. 8/1966—Annex)
  • Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation, signed on 5 September 1965 (The Official Gazette No. 6/1966—Annex)
  • Agreement on Scientific-Technical Cooperation between the SFRY and Nepal, signed on 24 September 1975 (International Treaties No. 7/1977)  

 

Contact information

Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in New Delhi covers the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal on non-residential basis: http://www.newdelhi.mfa.gov.rs/

Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal in Berlin covers the Republic of Serbia on non-residential basis: https://de.nepalembassy.gov.np/

Contact in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Department for Asia, Australia and Pacific (DAAP), tel. 00 381 (0) 11 30 68 345, e-mail: odazap@mfa.rs.