Kathmandu, 28 July 2022 (TDI): Foreign Minister of Nepal, Narayan Khadka, met with Adam Burakowski, Ambassador of Poland to Nepal, on Wednesday.

During the meeting, both parties discussed matters concerning bilateral relations and cooperation. Furthermore, they also exchanged thoughts on matters including trade and tourism.

The officials discussed global issues, namely Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine. Both parties discussed various cooperation projects, including one to commemorate Wanda Rutkiewicz, an outstanding Polish climber and a legend of the world Himalayas. 

Bilateral Relations between Nepal and Poland 

Nepal and Poland established diplomatic relations on 25 November 1959. In 1966, Poland established the Office of the Polish Trade Representative in Kathmandu.

Furthermore, the residential Polish Embassy in Kathmandu was established in 1974, which resulted in the closure of the Office.

Currently, the Polish Ambassador stationed in New Delhi is accredited to Nepal and Nepali Embassy in Germany is concurrently accredited to Poland.

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Nepal has remained a favored place of destination for Polish travelers. The potential for promoting Nepal’s tourism market in Poland is high. Various Polish mountaineering teams have traveled to Nepal to climb the Himalayan peaks.

Areas of Cooperation 

In 1966, both states signed a Trade and Payments Agreement. Both parties are yet to explore areas of economic cooperation, given Poland’s accession to the European Union.

Poland is a major country in Central Europe in terms of size and population, and its role in Europe for its political and economic transformation.

Business communities of both sides could explore possibilities for commercial interactions in the days ahead.

Poland extended an immediate search and rescue operation team in the aftermath of the earthquakes in 2015.

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The emergency humanitarian assistance included medics, food, medicines, cleaning agents, water purification agents, tents, and blankets.

Eleven Polish-invested projects are in operation until July 2020 in Nepal, which invested Rs. 235 million and generated jobs for 277 people.

In recent times, relations between Nepal and Poland have been based on friendship, cordiality, and mutual respect.