BILATERAL RELATIONS

Brazil is the largest country in South America. It occupies eastern half of South America with an area of 3.300.171 sq. Mile. To the North of Brazil are French Guyana and Venezuela. Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina border Brazil on the West and Uruguay on the South.

Diplomatic relations between Nepal and Brazil was established on February 7, 1976. Nepal opened its residential Embassy in Brasilia on 21 January 2010 and Brazil reciprocated by opening its residential mission in Kathmandu in October 2011.

Nepal and Brazil have always enjoyed friendly relations. Notwithstanding the geographical distance, both the countries hold similar views to promote the interests of developing countries in order to achieve the objective of a Just and equitable new international order. Brazil and Nepal are supporting each other’s on many of their issues of concern in various international forums including the UN and its specialized agencies.

The Government of Nepal and Government of Brazil signed following three agreements on 3 rd August 2011, amidst a ceremony at the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil, Brasilia.

i)Technical Cooperation agreement between Nepal and Brazil

ii)Agreement on Visa exemption for holders of Diplomatic and Official/Service Passports

iii)Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the establishment of a bilateral consultation mechanism.

These agreements were signed by Hon.Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Nepal Mr. Upendra Yadav and Minister for External Relations of Brazil H.E. Mr. Antonio De Aguair Patriota on the behalf of their respective Governments.