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Jun 2, 2022

Nepal-Israel run into 62 years of diplomatic relations 

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Memory: Israeli Ambassador to Nepal Hana Goder presenting Token of Love to Minister for ICT Gyanendra Bahadur Karki at a function held on June 1, 2022. EoI image
Memory: Israeli Ambassador to Nepal Hana Goder presenting Token of Love to Minister for ICT Gyanendra Bahadur Karki at a function held on June 1, 2022. EoI image

To mark the 62 years of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Israel, the Embassy of Israel in Kathmandu and B.P. Museum Committee jointly organized an interaction program on Wednesday June 1. 

The diplomatic relations between Nepal and Israel was established at the initiation of the two the then Prime Ministers B.P. Koirala and David Ben Gurion of Nepal and Israel respectively on June 1, 1960. 

Since the establishment of ties, the two countries have been enjoying deep friendship, demonstrated by many high-level visits, and mutually benefitting cooperation in various fields including agriculture, education, health, entrepreneurship, etc.

The Embassy of Israel highly values the contribution of B.P. Koirala was a great leader; Israel will always remember that Nepal was the first and the only country from South Asia to keep relations with Israel at the time., said the press release of the Embassy of Israel in Kathmandu. 

Celebration: To mark the 62 years of Nepal-Israel Diplomatic relations, Israeli Ambassador to Nepal Hanan Goder cutting cake at a function. EoI image

Extending congratulations on the 62nd anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Israel at a talk program on “B.P. Koirala and Nepal-Israel Relations” held at the B.P. Memorial Museum, Sundarijal, Minister for Information, Communications and Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki has said, “Nepal is committed to work with Israel together for strengthening ties furthermore and seeking to be benefitted from the advanced technology of Israel.” 

Ambassador of Israel to Nepal Hanan Goder said, “Nepal-Israel bilateral relations are growing excellently.” 

Lauding Nepal-Israel ties, ex-minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said that Nepal will always support Israel’s freedom and sovereignty and will consider sensitive matters of Israel positively, supportively and collaboratively. 

Ex minister Prakash Sharan Mahat said that Nepal is and will always stand with Israel on the issue of her security, sovereignty and integrity. If Israel wants more positivity from Nepal, it could seriously rethink bilateral beneficial talks.

Ex-Nepali envoy to Israel, Ms. Dr. Anjan Shakya informed that said that “After the successfully established of Israel-Nepal Chamber of Commerce in Israel. many business personalities of Israel are interested to invest in Nepal.”

She also informed that with the signing of MoU, Israelis assisting to set up 7 Agriculture Excellence Centers in seven provinces of Nepal, added the release.

Emphasizing on the importance of modern agro-technologies for agriculture Khem Bahadur Pathak highlighted on how Nepali returnees from Israel functioning in the agriculture sector in Nepal and earning with professional gained knowledge.

Over 3,100 young Nepali students have participated in the Learn and Earn program and all of them have gained modern Israeli technology, he said, the release reads.

President of Today’s Youth Asia Santosh Sah said, “Taking into consideration the 1 year long Abraham Accords, Nepal should immediately make corrective changes in voting patterns at UNGA on Israeli issue.” 

Various flashback historic pictures depicted on Nepal-Israel relations were also put on display. 

Personalities from various sectors of the society attended the function, it noted.