Nepal’s Regional Relations Balance India, China Ties

View of Kathmandu, Nepal, July 7, 2013 (photo by Flickr user sharadaprasad licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license).
View of Kathmandu, Nepal, July 7, 2013 (photo by Flickr user sharadaprasad licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license).
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Nepal will host the 18th summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) later this month. In an email interview, Rajan Bhattarai, member of the Nepalese Constituent Assembly with the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist), discussed Nepal’s relations with its neighbors. WPR: How extensive are Nepal’s diplomatic and trade ties with other countries in South Asia, and in what areas? Rajan Bhattarai: Nepal is one of the oldest countries in South Asia and it was the first country in the region to establish diplomatic relations with the United Kingdom in 1934, well before any other countries […]

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