The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal, Upendra Yadav, will visit Brazil from 1 to 6 August 2011. In Brasília, he will be received by Vice-President Michel Temer and by other authorities from the Government’s three branches. On 3 August, he will hold a meeting with the Minister of External Relations, Antonio de Aguiar Patriota.
Minister Patriota and Deputy Prime Minister will go over the outlook for strengthening bilateral partnerships in agriculture, mining and clean energies.
During the visit, Brazil and Nepal will sign a Framework Agreement on Technical Cooperation, an Agreement on the Exemption of Visa Requirements for Holders of Diplomatic and Official Passports and a Memorandum of Understanding for the Establishment of a Bilateral Consultation Mechanism.
The program of Deputy Prime Minister Upendra Yadav’s visit also includes contacts with the Brazilian private sector and visits to Rio de Janeiro and to the Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam in Foz do Iguaçu.
Nepal is one of the four main contributor of troops to the United Nations peace missions in history and the Nepalese troops are the second largest in MINUSTAH.
Although still modest, trade exchange between Brazil and Nepal has increased in the last years and reached US$ 1.56 million in 2010 – an increase of 38% in relation to 2009. There are opportunities for expansion and diversification, particularly in the area of tourism.
In 2010, Nepal opened an Embassy in Brasília. In 2011, Brazil established an Embassy in Katmandu.