Nepal and Malawi Establish Diplomatic Relations, Expanding Global Connections

Nepal has established diplomatic relations with the Republic of Malawi, bringing the total number of countries with which Nepal has diplomatic relations to 178. The Joint Communiqué was signed by Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations H. E. Mr. Amrit Bahadur Rai and Ambassador/Permanent Representative of the Republic of Malawi to the United Nations H. E. Mrs. Agnes Mary Chimbiri-Molande in a brief ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations in New York.

The establishment of diplomatic relations signifies a new era of cooperation between the two countries. During the ceremony, the two Ambassadors discussed various matters of mutual interest and explored ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation in national and international forums. The role of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) as a group, including at the United Nations for the protection and promotion of shared interests, was also discussed.

Both Nepal and Malawi are members of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Group of 77, Least Developed Countries (LDCs), as well as Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs). Located in Southern Africa, Malawi shares its borders with Mozambique, Zambia, and Tanzania. It has a total area of 118,484 square kilometers and a population of about 20 million.

Nepal is taking over the role of the Chair of the Global Coordination Bureau of LDCs from Malawi next month. The establishment of diplomatic relations with Malawi highlights Nepal’s commitment to expand its global connections and promote cooperation among countries. It also opens up new opportunities for economic and cultural exchanges between the two countries.

The establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Malawi is expected to enhance the relationship between the two countries and foster deeper mutual understanding and friendship. It is hoped that this new partnership will contribute to the prosperity and progress of both nations.