Press release

Press Release

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office of the United Kingdom and the Embassy of Nepal in London, in collaboration with the British Library, organized an exhibition and reception at the Library in the evening of 25 April, 2023 to commemorate the 100 Year Anniversary of the Nepal-United Kingdom Treaty of Friendship. Historical documents, manuscripts, photographs, philatelic collection and other historical materials related to Nepal and Nepal-UK relations were put on display during the programme.

Speaking on the occasion, Foreign Secretary Mr. Bharat Raj Paudyal highlighted the way 1923 Friendship Treaty provided a foundation for the evolution of Nepal-UK relationship in the past 100 years. The Foreign Secretary stated that these relations today have significantly expanded to development partnership, trade and investment, tourism, diaspora, British Gurkhas and other dimensions of people-to-people linkages as well as cooperation in multilateral forums on agendas of mutual interest. He appreciated the support provided by the British Library in preserving, protecting and digitizing historical manuscripts, photographs, monographs and other valuable materials in Nepal.

The Minister of State in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office of the United Kingdom Rt. Hon. Ms. Anne-Marie Trevelyan expressed that the longstanding cordial and mutually beneficially relationship existing between Nepal and the UK will be further consolidated in the days ahead. She stated that the United Kingdom would continue to support Nepal in achieving sustainable economic development and graduation from the status of least developed country, including through priority areas of trade and investment.

The Ambassador of Nepal to the United Kingdom His Excellency Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya and the Head of Collections at the British Library Mr. Xerxes Mazda spoke about the importance of Nepal-UK relationship and the expansion of collaboration between the British Library and the Nepali institutions at the programme.

Embassy of Nepal, London
April 26, 2023