Dhaka, 13 September 2022 (TDI): Today, Ghanshyam Bhandari, the newly appointed ambassador of Nepal to Bangladesh, paid foreign secretary Masud Bin Momen a polite visit.

Both parties are committed to collaborating together in the fields of connectivity, trade, and interpersonal interactions.

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New Ambassador of Nepal to Bangladesh

On July 31, 2022, Ambassador Ghanshyam Bhandari officially began serving as Nepal’s ambassador to the government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

He held the positions of Joint Secretary and Head of the Regional Organization Division at the Nepalese Ministry of Foreign Affairs from July 2021 to July 2022 before to this appointment.

Nepal and Bangladesh relations

Bangladesh and Nepal established diplomatic ties on April 8th, 1972. Soon after Bangladesh gained independence, Nepal became the seventh nation to recognize its sovereign rights. Since the two countries’ diplomatic ties were established, their relationship has been marked by warmth, goodwill, and mutual understanding.

Both share a commitment to common values and ambitions. The two countries cooperate closely in a number of regional and international forums. Such forums include the UN, NAM, SAARC, and BIMSTEC.

They hold similar views on a number of subjects of mutual importance. Visits have solidified the two neighbors’ intimate friendship exchanged at various levels.

Despite improvements in bilateral relations, less than $60 million in trade takes place annually between the two nations. Bangladesh exported $6.7 million worth of commodities to Nepal in 2008–09. The majority of the exports were pharmaceuticals, clothing, plastics, handicrafts, and other products. The majority of Nepal’s $53 million in exports were agricultural products such as pulses, lentils, rice, and wheat.

Both states have a large number of tourist attractions. Tourists worldwide are drawn to these countries by their natural beauty, history, culture, tradition, and biodiversity.

As neighbors, there is potential to increase interpersonal connections. According to Nepal Tourism Statistics, 25,849 visitors from Bangladesh came to Nepal in 2019.