Turkey – Political Relations with Nepal
Diplomatic relations between our country and Nepal were established in 1962. New Delhi Embassy in Nepal, the Nepalese Embassy in Islamabad is accredited to Turkey.
In the context of high-level visits between Nepal and our country, Nepal Foreign Minister Sahana Pradhan participated in the “First Conference on the Least Developed Countries” (EAGU) held in Istanbul on 9-11 July 2007. Mr. Ahmet Davutoglu visited Nepal on 17 February 2011 during the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and following the visit, Nepal Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal came to my country to participate in the Fourth EAGU Conference held in Istanbul on 9-13 May 2011.
Our country is helping the people of Nepal, who have been in a transitional period and faced with natural disasters after ten years of armed conflict. In this context, our humanitarian aid amounting to US $ 50,000 has been delivered to Nepal in March 2009 through the United Nations Office of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) for 250,000 people in Nepal. Kathmandu University has provided $97,500 in April 2009 to Nepal through TİKA for Girls Dormitory construction.
April 25th and 12th 2015 in the wake of the earthquake that occurred in Nepal, Turkey was found to have participated in humanitarian assistance and recovery efforts. Moreover, Turkey has also been found in the amount of $2 million in development assistance to Nepal.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa and our minister on the Establishment of Consultative Mechanism between Foreign Ministries in the World Humanitarian Summit held on 23-24 May 2016 in Istanbul.