Nepal International Relations: Historical Overview

Nepal has a long history of relations with its neighbors, India and China. It has traditionally sought to maintain good relations with both countries and has often played a mediating role between them.

Nepal has also had strong historical ties with the United Kingdom, which was the country’s colonial power from the late 18th century until 1947. In 1923, Nepal and the UK signed a treaty of perpetual peace and friendship, which established close political and economic ties between the two countries.

In the post-colonial era, Nepal has sought to diversify its international relations and has established diplomatic relations with many other countries around the world. It is a member of the United Nations and other international organizations such as the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Bank.

Nepal has also sought to strengthen its relations with other countries in South Asia through its membership in regional organizations such as SAARC and BIMSTEC. In recent years, Nepal has also sought to strengthen its ties with countries in the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan, South Korea, and Australia.”