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(New York, August 18, 2017)  Liberia and Nepal on Thursday, August 18, 2017 signed a joint communiqué establishing formal diplomatic relations between the two countries.

A dispatch from Liberia's Permanent Mission to the UN says the communiqué was guided by the principles of the United Nations Charter and the desire by both countries to promote mutual understanding and strengthen friendship and cooperation.

Liberia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, His Excellency Ambassador Lewis Garseedah Brown, II signed on behalf of Liberia while H.E Ambassador Durga Prasad Bhattarai signed on behalf of Nepal.

In remarks, Ambassador Brown described the signing ceremony as a new journey between the two countries that will deepen the bonds of cooperation and mutual exchanges in several sectors including education and tourism.

He used the occasion to thank Nepal for its contribution to peacekeeping missions in Liberia and conveyed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's sympathy to the people of Nepal for the loss of lives as a result of recent flooding in the country.

For his part, Ambassador Bhattarai said the signing ceremony was historic for Nepal as it brings to completion, establishment of diplomatic ties between his country and all founding members of the United Nations.

The Nepalese Ambassador  said the establishment of diplomatic ties presents an opportunity for both countries to share experiences and look into the possibilities of bilateral cooperation and was hopeful that consultations for possible cooperation in the tourism and governance sectors could be held by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of both countries.

 At the level of the United Nations, Ambassador Bhattarai committed to work in solidarity with Liberia on topical issues such as climate change to ensure that developing countries have a say in decisions that affect them.