Nepal–United Kingdom relations

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Nepal – United Kingdom relations
Map indicating locations of Nepal and United Kingdom


United Kingdom

Nepalese-British relations are the foreign relations between the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Relations between the UK and Nepal have historically been friendly and there have been close links between the Royal Families. The UK is highly regarded in Nepal as a result of historical ties, development assistance and long term support in the struggle for democratic peace in Nepal.


Nepal and the United Kingdom signed a treaty in 1923, the first to define the international status of Nepal as an independent and a sovereign nation. It superseded the Sugauli Treaty signed in 1816.

The Brigade of Gurkhas of the British Army has recruited soldiers from Nepal since the 19th century.[1][2]

The Embassy of Nepal marked 200 years of Nepal-UK ties in 2014.[3][4] The UK is Nepal’s largest bilateral aid donor.[5][6][7]

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  1. ^ "Bilateral Relations (Nepal-United Kingdom)". Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Nepal. January 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2015.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Nepal Britain Relations". Embassy of Nepal, London. March 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Nepal-UK Celebrate 200 Years of Diplomatic Ties". Embassy of Nepal, London. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Nepali embassy marks 200 years of Nepal-UK ties". Kantipur Publications Pvt. Ltd. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  5. ^ "UK should cut aid to Nepal if "endemic" corruption persists: report". Reuters. 27 March 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  6. ^ "DFID's bilateral programme in Nepal". The International Development Committee of the House of Commons. 27 March 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  7. ^ "A Conversation with Departing Nepal Chief of the UK Aid Agency". United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal. 15 June 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2015.

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