Durga Prasad Bhattarai, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations and José Luis Fialho Rocha, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cabo Verde to the United Nations signed aJoint Communiqué to this effect at the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations.
On the occasion, the two Ambassadors shared their confidence that the relations and scope of cooperation between the two countries will further deepen and expand in the future at bilateral as well as multilateral levels.
The two Ambassadors also jointly informed António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, about the establishment of Nepal-Cabo Verde diplomatic relations today, mentioned a press release issued by Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations New York
on 3 August.
With this the number of countries with which Nepal has established diplomatic relations has reached 149.
The Republic of Cabo Verde comprises a group of 10 islands in the North Atlantic Ocean as part of West Africa with about half a million people. It is a stable representative democracy and has achieved remarkable economic development following its graduation from the LDC category in 2007. Its economy is mostly service-oriented with tourism as its mainstay.
Formerly known as Cape Verde, the country’s name was reverted to its original Portuguese name of Cabo Verde. Cabo Verde joined the United Nations on 16 September 1975, following its independence from Portugal on 05 July 1975. Both Nepal and Cabo Verde are active members of the Non-Aligned Movement and the Group of 77 and have been working closely in the multilateral forums.