The government of Nepal has established its embassy in Manama of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Foreign Secretary Arjun Bahadur Thapa and his counterpart of the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain Karim Ebrahim Al-Shaker inaugurated the opening of the Embassy of Nepal in Manama on 19 December at the premises of the Embassy of Nepal in Manama located at Juffair, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Saturday issuing a press statement.
The opening of the Nepal Embassy in Bahrain would open up new avenues of cooperation between the two countries including in the areas of trade, tourism, economic cooperation and employment opportunities for Nepali nationals, it is said.
Foreign Secretary Thapa also stated that Nepal and Bahrain have maintained friendly relations ever since the establishment of diplomatic relations. He further added that both the countries had a problem-free relation and had common views on various regional and international issues including in the United Nations.
Likewise, Karim Ebrahim Al-Shaker offered his congratulations on the opening of the Embassy of Nepal in Bahrain and attached high importance to its relations with Nepal. He also stated that Bahrain hosted around 35,000 Nepalese workers and looked forward to expanding the areas of cooperation in the days to come.
Earlier, Foreign Secretary Thapa held a meeting with his Bahraini counterpart in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Bahrain in Manama and took stock of the bilateral relations.
He also requested the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain to explore further opportunities for deepening bilateral cooperation including for the increase of the number of Nepalese workers to which the Bahraini side agreed to consider positively.
The government has appointed Under Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Durga Bahadur Subedi as the chargé d'affaires of the Embassy of Nepal in Bahrain.