Kathmandu, 27 August 2022 (TDI): Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Nepal, Saad Abu Haimed, presented his credentials to the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, Bidhya Devi Bhandari.

Saudi Arabia- Nepal Diplomatic Relations

Nepal and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia established their diplomatic relations on March 15, 1977.

Immediately, Nepal opened its Embassy in Saudi Arabia in 1978 at the level of Charge d’Affaires.

Ever, since the establishment of diplomatic relations, Nepal and Saudi Arabia have been enjoying the finest relations with each other.

Bilateral relations have continued to be strengthened on the basis of the five principles of peaceful co-existence, friendship, and cooperation.

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Both nations have expressed commitment and loyalty to the principles of the United Nations Charter.

Furthermore, both states work together in the United Nations and other international forums for the common benefit of their people.

Every year a large number of people from the Muslim Community pay a visit to the holy sites of Mecca and Medina to perform the Hajj pilgrimage.

The support and cooperation received from the Saudi Government to Nepalese pilgrims is also significant.

Consequently, it has greatly contributed to further cementing the bonds of friendly relations existing between the two countries and the people.

Development Cooperation

Nepal had received loan assistance from the Saudi Fund for Development for several hydroelectric projects.

There was also a substantial contribution from the Saudi Fund for Development in the construction of the East-West Highway of Nepal.

The economic cooperation extended by the Saudi Government has been primarily focused on the upliftment of the Muslim community, agricultural development, and emergency assistance.