Kathmandu, 7 June 2023 (TDI): The Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Nepal, Muhammed Cengic, has visited the Nepal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Narayan Prakash Saud.

The meeting coincided in time with the visit of the Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), Robert Floyd, to the Nepal Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Minister Saud and Ambassador Cengic discussed matters regarding the bilateral ties between the two countries.

The bilateral relations of both sides can be dated back to 12 January 2000, when the two countries formally established diplomatic relations. This mutual relationship is primarily based on goodwill, friendship as well as mutual understanding.

It is wealth noticing that in 2012 the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina extended support to the victims of the Gorka earthquakes in Nepal. This demonstrates the mutual relationship between both sides.

On the one hand, the Ambassador of Nepal to Austria is concurrently accredited to Bosnia and Herzegovina. On the other hand, the Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to India is also concurrently accredited to Nepal.

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The cooperation between the two nations also spans international organizations such as the United Nations, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), and G-77.

In the aspect of trade, in the last few years, the two countries have been making contact. For example, Nepal imports liquors, electric appliances, automobile accessories, etc. While Bosnia and Herzegovina exports clothing accessories, coffee, tea, spices, ready-made garments, etc.

The meeting between the two officials is highly expected to strengthen the bilateral ties between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Nepal.

Consequently culminating in the development of significant areas such as trade and investment, intergovernmental relations, energy production, environmental security, etc.

Furthermore, as both Nepal and Bosnia and Herzegovina are treading the path to development and technological advancement, foreign relations between both sides remain sacrosanct.