Nepal–Russia relations

Nepal–Russia relations
Nepal–Russia relations
Map indicating locations of Russia and Nepal



Nepal–Russia relations (Russian: Российско-непальские отношения) is the bilateral relationship between Russia and Nepal.



Nepal and the Soviet Union had established diplomatic relations on June 5 - July 9, 1956. In April of 1959, the countries signed several agreements, including the ones on economic and technical aid (foresaw free assistance in the construction of a hydroelectric power station with a power line, a sugar mill, a cigarette factory, and assistance in conducting prospecting works for the construction of a highway), and on free aid to Nepal for the construction of a hospital. In 1964, the Soviet Union and Nepal signed an agreement on free aid for the construction of an agricultural machinery plant.

Post-Soviet era

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Nepal had exteneded full diplomatic recognition to the Russian Federation as its legal successor. Since then numerous bilateral meetings have taken place between both sides. Since 1992 numerous Nepalese students have gone to Russia for higher studies on a financial basis. In October 2005 the Foreign ministers of both countries met to discuss cooperation on a variety of issues including political, economic, military, educational, and cultural. Both countries maintain embassies in each others capitals. Russia has an embassy in Katmandu while Nepal has an embassy in Moscow.


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