Kathmandu, 26 August 2022 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of Nepal Dr. Narayan Khadka, received the new Ambassador of the Slovak Republic, Robert Maxian, on Friday.

During the meeting, the officials discussed expanding engagements between the two countries, including trade and tourism.

Remarks of Slovakian Ambassador

Ambassador Mr. Robert Maxian during the meeting, conveyed greetings and wishes from the President and the people of the Republic of Slovakia to the Foreign Minister of Nepal, Dr. Narayan Khadka.

Both Ambassador of Slovakia and the Foreign Minister of Nepal also reiterated their commitment to further strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Remarks of Foreign Minister of Nepal

Foreign Minister Dr. Narayan Khadka highlighted the importance of enhancing exemplary bilateral relations between two friendly nations.

He also credited the Prime Minister of Slovakia for forging deep bonds of friendship between Nepal and Slovakia by lifting the relationship to the “Comprehensive Friendship” level.

Slovakia-Nepal bilateral ties: an Overview 

Slovakia is one of those countries that were formed after the nonviolent separation of Czechoslovakia. It is a landlocked country in Europe with a geographical terrain of rugged mountains.

The diplomatic relations between the Slovak Republic and Nepal began on 4 March 1994. The Embassy of the Slovak Republic to India is accredited to Nepal. Similarly, the Nepalese Embassy to Germany is accredited to the Slovak Republic.

The relations between the two countries have been cordial, based on goodwill and gestures of friendship towards each other.

Slovakia and Nepal share cooperative relations in terms of economy and trade. As a European Union member, cooperation from the Slovak Republic to Nepal comes through European Union channels.

Slovakia provides scholarships to Nepalese students, especially in the fields of engineering, medicine, and other technical subjects.

The number of Slovakian tourists visiting Nepal every year is very low, somewhere around 1000-2000, but there is a possibility that the current wave of tourists will increase due to promotional activities with states like Slovakia.

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