Headlines : Joint Press Statement on the third meeting of India-Nepal Joint Commission 25-27 July, Kathmandu. | भारतका विदेशमन्त्री महामहिम श्रीमती सुष्मा स्वराज भारतीय प्रतिनिधिमंडलको नेतृत्व गर्दै श्रावण ९, २०७१ शुक्रबार साँझ काठमाण्डौ आईपुग्नुहुने कार्यक्रम I | A four member delegation led by Under-Secretary-General of Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Herve Ladsous arrived Kathmandu this morning on a two day official visit. | Inaugural Address by Hon. Mr. Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, Minister for Foreign Affairs, at the Opening Session of the Conference of the Consortium of South Asian Think-Tanks (COSATT). | The first meeting of the Advisory Committee for preparation of the 18th SAARC Summit . | Farewell Call (11 July 2014) | Vacancies of Professional Staff in SARSO & SARCO. | Visit of the External Affairs Minister of India to Nepal | उच्चस्तरीय आर्थिक कूटनीति संचालन तथा अनुगमन समितिको पाँचौ बैठक | The Right Honourable Prime Minister Mr. Sushil Koirala visited the Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center for tests. | The Right Honourable Prime Minister Mr. Sushil Koirala paid a visit to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for some additional tests. | इराकमा विकसित गम्भिर अवस्थालाई ध्यानमा राख्दै उद्धार कार्यलाई तदारुकताका र बढी समन्वयात्मक तरिकाबाट अघि बढाई नेपालीहरुलाई सकुशल स्वदेश फर्काउने कार्य | इराकमा विकसित घटनाक्रम तथा त्यसले इराकमा रहेका नेपालीहरूलाई पारेको प्रभावका विषयमा परराष्ट्र मन्त्रालयले अनुगमनका साथै उद्वारका लागि सम्बन्धित मित्रराष्ट्रहरू तथा अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय संस्थाहरूसँग समन्वय गर्ने कार्य गरिरहेको छ । | The Rt. Hon'ble Prime Minister Mr. Shushil Koirala met with His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), at the UN Headquarters in New York | इराकको विकसित घटनाक्रम र त्यसबाट त्यहाँ रहिरहेका नेपालीहरूमा पर्न सक्ने प्रभावका बारेमा परराष्ट्र मन्त्रालयले गम्भिरतापुर्वक अनुगमन गरिरहेको छ । सोही परिप्रेक्ष्यमा सुरक्षा अवस्था अझै बिग्रिएमा त्यहाँ रहेका नेपालीहरूको उद्धारका निमित्त Contingency Plan बनाउन खडा गरिएको अन्तर मन्त्रालय टोलीले आज पनि परराष्ट्र मन्त्रालयमा बैठक बसी मौजुदा परिस्थिति तथा तयारीको समिक्षा गर्ने कार्य सम्पन्न गर्यो । | The Right Honourable Prime Minister Sushil Koirala today visited the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Centre in New York, where his medical examination and tests began this afternoon as per prior appointments. | इराकमा विकसित पछिल्लो घटनाक्रमलाई नेपाल सरकार, पराराष्ट्र मन्त्रालयले गम्भीरतापूर्वक अवलोकन गरी रहेको छ । यसै सन्दर्भमा परराष्ट्र मन्त्रालयले मिति २०७१l०३l०२ मा एक विज्ञप्ती प्रकाशित गरी नेपालीहरुलाई इराकको भ्रमण नगर्न तथा इराकमा रहेका नेपालीहरुलाई आफ्नो सूरक्षा प्रति उच्च सर्तकता अपनाउन अपील गरेको थियो । | His Excellency Durga Prasad Bhattarai, Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations in New York, has been unanimously elected as Chairman of the Fourth (Special Political and Decolonization) Committee for the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at the Committee’s meeting held in New York, today. | Rt. Hon'ble Mr. Sushil Koirala, Prime Minister of Nepal, arrived at the JFK International Airport this morning, as scheduled, in connection with his medical checkup in New York. | हाल इराकका केही भाग तथा शहरहरूमा बढ्दो हिसांत्मक गतिविधिका कारण त्यहाको सुरक्षा व्यवस्था बिग्रदो अवस्थामा रहेको भन्ने विभिन्न स्रोतहरू बाट प्राप्त सूचना प्रति नेपाल सरकार, परराष्ट्र मन्त्रालयको गम्भीर ध्यानाकर्षण भएको छ । | The Hon. Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Mahendra Bahadur Pandey addressed the Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the G 77 and China organized under the theme, ‘For a new world order for living well’, at Santa Cruz, Bolivia on 15 June 2014. | At the invitation of The Rt. Hon. Prime Minister, Mr. Sushil Koirala, H.E. Ms. Aung Sang Suu Kyi, Chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) Party of Myanmar and Nobel Laureate for Peace, is arriving here for a three-day visit beginning from tomorrow, 13 June 2014. | लण्डनमा आयोजना भई रहेको " Global Summit on End Sexual Violence in Conflict: 2014 " सम्वन्धी अन्र्तराष्ट्रिय मन्त्रिस्तरिय सम्मेलनमा भाग लिन माननीय परराष्ट्र मन्त्रीज्यू हिजो लण्डन आई पुग्नुभयोे । | Invitation of Applications for SAARC Prize on Tuberculosis - 2014 | A workshop on ‘Awareness raising for decision makers and sharing best practices for the implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention’ started here today under the joint aegis of the National Authority for Disarmament Affairs (NADA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs; UN Office for Disarmament Affairs, Geneva; and UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament based in Kathmandu today. | Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Mahendra Bahadur Pandey is leading a Nepalese delegation to the ‘Global Summit to end Sexual Violence in Conflict’ scheduled to be held in London on June 11-13 , 2014. | सम्माननीय प्रधानमन्त्री श्री सुशील कोइराला Opening Ceremony of the Second China South Asia Exposition, Kunming, Yunnan, China मा भाग लिई स्वदेश फर्कनु हुंदा पत्रकार भेटमा दिनुभएको प्रेस नोट | The Rt. Hon. Mr. Sushil Koirala, Prime Minister of Nepal returned home after attending the opening ceremony of the Second China South Asia Exposition in Kunming of Yunnan Province of the People's Republic of China | The Rt. Hon. Prime Minister, Sushil Koirala is leaving for Kunming, Yunnan Province of the People's Republic of China on 5 June, 2014 to attend the inaugural ceremony of the Second China-South Asia Exposition | Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom, H.E. Mr. Hugo Swire called on Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon’ble Mahendra Bahadur Pandey | सम्माननीय प्रधानमन्त्री श्री सुशील कोइरालाज्यू भारतको प्रधानमन्त्री महामहिम श्री नरेन्द्र मोदीज्यूको शपथग्रहण समारोहमा सम्मिलित भएर नेपाल फिर्ता हुनुहुंदा त्रिभुवन अन्तर्राट्रिय विमानस्थलमा जारी प्रेस विज्ञप्ति | Statement by Hon. Mr. Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Nepal, at the 17th Non-aligned Ministerial Conference , Algiers, Algeria, 28 May 2014 | Hon. Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Mahendra Bahadur Pandey addressed the 17th Non-aligned Movement Conference held in Algiers | Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Mahendra Bahadur Pandey arrived in Algiers to participate in the 17th mid-term Ministerial Conference of the Non-aligned Movement to be held in Algiers, Algeria on May 28-29, 2014 | The Right Hon. Prime Minister, Mr. Sushil Koirala, had a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of India, H.E. Narendra Modi, in New Delhi | Press Release on Rt. Hon'ble Prime Minister's congratulation to the newly appointed Prime Minister of India H.E. Narendra Modi and an invitation him to visit Nepal | The Rt. Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr. Sushil Koirala's Official Visit to India | Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Mahendra Bahadur Pandey is leading a Nepalese delegation to the 17th mid-term Ministerial Meeting of the Non-aligned Movement scheduled to be held in Algiers, Algeria on May 28-29, 2014 | सूचना प्रविधि अधिकृत पद संख्या–१ (करार सेवा) मा छनौट भएका उम्मेदवारहरूकाे नामावली | The first meeting of the Substantive Matters Sub-Committee formed by the Government of Nepal for the preparation of the 18th SAARC Summit held | सूचना प्रविधि अधिकृत (करार सेवा) का लागि अन्तर्वार्तामा छनौट भएका उम्मेदवारहरूको नामावली | Applications Invited for "SAARC Youth Award-2014" | Address by the Rt. Hon Sushil Koirala, Prime Minister of Nepal, at a programme hosted in honor of Kathmandu-based Heads of Diplomatic Missions, Kathmandu | Welcome Remarks by Hon. Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, at the Reception hosted for the Heads of Diplomatic Missions | Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Mr. Sushil Koirala addressed the diplomatic community in Kathmandu at a reception hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs | First meeting of the 18th SAARC Summit Preparation and Coordination Committee held | Interaction Programme Held | Hon. Minister for Home Affairs of Malaysia Dr. Ahamad Zahid Hamidi paid a courtesy call on Hon. Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Mahendra Bahadur Pandey | नेेपालमा आयोजना गरिने दक्षिण एसियाली क्षेत्रीय सहयोग संगठन (र्सार्क) को अठारौं शिखर सम्मेलन तयारी बारेमा जानकारी | नेपालमा आगामी नोभेम्बर महिनामा आयोजना हुने अठारौं सार्क शिखर सम्मेलन तयारीको सिलसिलामा उच्चस्तरीय बैठक सम्पन्न | Statement by Mr. Shanker Das Bairagi, Officiating Foreign Secretary and Leader of Nepalese delegation at the Inter-Summit Session of the 35th Session of the SAARC Council of Ministers (Maldives, 20 February 2014) | Notice of Ministry of Home Affairs - Order to Freeze Properties or Funds of Terrorist (सम्पत्ति वा कोष रोक्का आदेश) |

Nepal's Foreign Policy


Objective
The fundamental objective of the foreign policy is to enhance the dignity of Nepal in the international arena by maintaining the sovereignty, integrity and independence of the country.

Guiding Principles
The foreign policy of Nepal is guided by the abiding faith in the United Nations and policy of nonalignment. The basic principles guiding the foreign policy of the country include:


  1. Mutual respect for each other's territorial integrity and sovereignty;
  2. Non-interference in each other's internal affairs
  3. Respect for mutual equality
  4. Non-aggression and the peaceful settlement of disputes
  5. Cooperation for mutual benefit


The foreign policy of Nepal is also guided by the international law and other universally recognized norms governing international relations. The value of world peace also constitutes a significant element guiding the foreign policy of the country.

Constitutional Provisions on Foreign Policy
The Directive Principles and the State Policy of the Interim Constitution of Nepal, 2063 (2007) identify the cardinal principles, parameters, and general directions of Nepal's foreign policy. They are:

Directive Principle
  1. The State shall, in its international relations, be guided by the objective of enhancing the dignity of the nation in the international arena by maintaining the sovereignty, integrity and independence of the country. (Clause 34.6)
State Policy
  1. The foreign policy of Nepal shall be based on the principles of the United Nations Charter, nonalignment, the principles of Panchsheel, international law and the norms of world peace. (Clause 35.21)
  2. The State shall pursue a policy of making continuous efforts to institutionalize peace in Nepal through international norms and values, by promoting cooperative and good relations in economic, social and other spheres with neighbouring friendly nations and all other countries of the world, on the basis of equality. (Clause 35.22)
Policy
In accordance with the overriding objective and the fundamental principles guiding the foreign policy of the country Nepal has been pursuing a policy of making continuous efforts to institutionalize peace by promoting cooperative and good relations in the economic, social and other spheres on the basis of equality with neighbouring and all other countries of the world. Being desirous of promoting cordial relations and cooperation with other countries, Nepal has established Diplomatic Relations with 132 countries in the world. It is an active member of the Non-Aligned Movement, the United Nations (see Nepal and the UN), its Specialised Agencies as well as other International Organizations, and a founding member of and active player in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (visit Nepal and the SAARC).