Message from the Ambassador

Welcome to the website of the Embassy of Nepal in Israel!

Namaskar and Shalom!

I am extremely honored and privileged to serve as the fourth Ambassador of Nepal to Israel and the first female Ambassador to do so.

Nepal and Israel share a long diplomatic relations marked by mutual respect and cooperation. Nepal is the first nation in South Asia to recognize Israel on June 1, 1960 and the first South Asian nation to host the resident Embassy of Israel in Kathmandu. The beautiful relationship between the two nations has been steadily strengthening with the passage of time.

Keeping at heart the motto of the Government of Nepal led by the Rt. Honorable Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli “Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali”, we are in the process to achieve a speedy economic development. We expect that the Government of Israel would extend its hands of cooperation to Nepal for the transfer of technology, knowledge and skills in diverse fields such as agriculture, education, energy, trade, health, industrial, infrastructure, tourism etc. As Nepal heads towards a stable government, this is an opportune time to invest in Nepal. I would explore every possible areas and sectors of the economy to attract FDI and to reduce trade deficit and promote tourism, trade and bilateral commercial linkages as much as possible. I would remain committed and sensitive towards expanding economic ties and take the bilateral relations between our two countries to a new height.

Nepal will remain forever grateful towards Israel for the prompt response in providing emergency assistance for rescue and relief operations in the immediate aftermath of the devastating earthquakes in Nepal in 2015.

With the increasing people-to-people contacts between our two countries, I am confident that Nepal-Israel bilateral relations will enter into a new era of friendship, cordiality and cooperation in the year 2020 when we mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

I sincerely take as one of our top priorities, to protect and promote welfare of the people of Nepal who are living and working in Israel. I would make my best endeavor to bring the governments and people of two countries together for the larger benefit of us all. Regular exchange of bilateral visits at political and other essential levels between the two countries will contribute to forging closer political, economic and cooperative relations between Nepal and Israel. I seek support and cooperation from all concerned to make my efforts successful for diversifying interactions between Nepal and Israel.

I look forward to working closely with the government and people of Israel towards deepening the bond we share with each other.

It is globally known that Lumbini is the sacred birthplace of Shakyamuni Buddha, land of scenic beauty, marvelous landscape and archaeological wonders. It has several unique world heritage sites. People from abroad experience the vivid cultural aspects of Nepal, Nepali food and its smiling people during their visit to Nepal.

Nepal has seen growing number of tourists from Israel to Nepal every year. I hope this trend will continue and will take a steep leap in the number of visitors to Nepal in coming years. I would like to request the people of Israel to make Nepal your next holiday destination. Nepal and Israel share a unique bond of representing highest point on earth and lowest one. The people of Nepal are ever ready and waiting with warm hearts to welcome you to the land of Mt. Everest.

Warm regards,
Anjan Shakya Ph.D.