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Embassy of Nepal, Dhaka
Naturally Nepal Tourism and Cultural Evening in Dhaka
promote Nepal’s tourism and culture in Bangladesh, the Embassy of Nepal, Dhaka
organised a Naturally Nepal Tourism and Cultural Evening at the International
Conference Centre of Centre of Integrated Rural Development for Asia and Pacific
(CIRDAP) on 4 May 2013.
Prof. Gowher Rizvi, International Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister
Bangladesh was the chief guest of the programme. Speaking on the occasion, Prof.
Rizvi underscored the need to strengthen the connectivity between Bangladesh and
Nepal for increased trade and tourism between the two countries.
Welcoming the guests, Ambassador of Nepal to Bangladesh H.E. Mr. Hari Kumar
Shrestha highlighted that picturesque natural beauty, ancient and historical
monuments and rich cultural heritages make Nepal an attractive destination for
visitors. He underlined that tourism sector is the backbone of the national
economy generating almost 14 percent of foreign currency earning and providing
employment to thousands of people directly and indirectly. Tourism sector made
an impressive 10 percent growth in 2012 and tourist arrival in Nepal from
Asia-Pacific region made a 15 percent growth in the past year.
Ambassador Shrestha noted that ‘from the highest mountain to the longest beach
in the world’, there tremendous potential exist between Nepal and Bangladesh for
promotion of tourism and cultural cooperation. He also stressed that promotion
of tourism and cultural cooperation play an important role to strengthen
connectivity and enhance relations at people-to-people level.
Nepali artists associated with Ali Mia Folk Academy, Pokhara presented various
Nepali folk songs and dance to reflect Nepal’s diverse and rich cultural
heritages. The programme commenced with the multimedia presentation entitled
cultural evening was attended by representatives of travel tour industries,
travel writers, academia, media and members of diplomatic and consular corps.
on Arrival (VOA) for Nepalese Nationals in Bangladesh
The Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has decided to provide
Visa on Arrival (VOA) for the Nepalese nationals visiting Bangladesh for the
purpose of tourism on the basis of reciprocity arrangements. This arrangement of
visa on arrival, for the purpose of tourism, would be free of charge for a
period not exceeding 30 days.
The Government of Nepal has been providing on-arrival gratis visas to
Bangladeshi nationals for a period of 30 days for their first visit to Nepal in
a visa year.
The reciprocal arrangement of on-arrival tourist visas is expected to boost
tourism between the two countries and enhance people-to-people contacts.
31 December 2012
Bangladesh Honours three Nepali Dignitaries by
“Friends of Liberation War Honour”
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Shri Daman Nath Dhungana and
Nepali Congress Leaders and former Minister for Foreign Affairs Shri Chakra
Prasad Bastola and former Minister of Education and Health Shri Arjun Narsingha
K.C. have been honoured by Bangladesh with the Friends of Liberation War
Honour for their remarkable contribution to Bangladesh’s War
of Liberation. The Honour was presented to them by Prime Minister H.E. Sheikh
Hasina in a special ceremony held in Dhaka on 15 December 2012.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina hosted a dinner in honour of the foreign guests or
their representatives who came to Dhaka to receive the honour. They also graced
the Victory Day Celebration held on 16 December 2012. To welcome the dignitaries
from Nepal, Nepal’s Ambassador to Bangladesh H.E. Mr. Hari Kumar Shrestha hosted
a reception in the Embassy.
Altogether 60 foreign dignitaries and two organizations from Australia, Bhutan,
India, Nepal, Russia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, the UK and the USA were honoured by the
Friends of Liberation War Honour.It was the fourth phase of the honour to
recognise and honour Foreign Friends of Bangladesh for their outstanding
contribution to Bangladesh’s liberation of 1971.
Earlier, in the second phase held in March 2012, Bangladesh had honoured Rt.
Hon. President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav by “Bangladesh Liberation War Honour” and
late Prime Minister Shri B.P. Koirala by “Friends of Liberation War Honour”.
In the third phase held in October 2012, Bangladesh honoured late Prime Minister
Shri Girija Prasad Koirala by “Bangladesh Liberation war Honour. “
16 December 2012
Bangladesh Honours Late Prime Minister Shri Girija Prasad Koirala
Prime Minister Shri Girija Prasad Koirala was conferred by “Bangladesh
Liberation War Honour” (posthumous) for his remarkable support and
contribution to Bangladesh’s War of Liberation. The Honour was received by
former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Sujata Koirala in
a special ceremony held in Dhaka on 20 October 2012. The Honour was jointly
presented to her by President H.E. Mr. Zillur Rahman and Prime Minister H.E.
the third phase of the honour to recognise and honour Foreign Heads of State,
politicians, philosophers, musicians, writers, intellectuals, eminent citizens
and organizations for their outstanding contribution to Bangladesh’s liberation
Altogether 61 eminent persons from Australia, India, Nepal, Sweden, the UK, the
US, and Vietnam were conferred by the Honour of “Bangladesh Liberation War
Honour” and “Friends of Liberation War Honour”.
second phase of the programme held earlier in March 2012, Bangladesh honoured
Rt. Hon. President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav by “Bangladesh Liberation War Honour” and
late Prime Minister Shri B.P. Koirala by “Friends of Liberation War Honour”.
21 October 2012
Art works of Three Nepali Young
Artists win Entry in South Asia Art Exhibition in Dhaka
Art works of three Nepali young
artists have won entry in the South Asia Region Art Exhibition: “Imagining
Our Future together” sponsored by the World Bank. Nepal’s young artists
Prithivi Shrestha, Hitman Gurung and Koshal Hamal were among the 25 winners from
among over 230 competitors from South Asia.
The first of the “Imagining Our
Future Together” Exhibitions was opened by Mr. A.M.A. Muhith, Finance Minister
of Bangladesh on 6 October 2012 at the National Arts Gallery, Shilpakala
Academy, Dhaka. The exhibition will remain in Bangladesh from 6-13 October 2012
befrore travelling to other countries of South Asia.
The World Bank has stated that
the Exhibition is a creative endeavour by the young artists of South Asia to
showcase the beauty, creativity and challenges of the region and to join
together to develop a common vision of South Asia’s future.
6 October 2012
Two Nepalese Doctors win Gold Medals
Dr. Ananta Shrestha and Dr.
Pramila Shakya, who completed post graduate studies from Bangabandhu Sheikh
Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, have been awarded by the prestigious Prime
Minister Gold Medal - 2010. The medal was awarded by H.E. Sheikh Hasina, Hon.
Prime Minister of Bangladesh in a special ceremony held at the Prime Minister’s
Office on 3 October 2012.
Dr. Shrestha, who excelled in
M.D examination in the Department of Hepatology, Faculty of Medicine, is
currently associated with Civil Services Hospital, Kathmandu. Dr. Shakya
received the award for her outstanding performance in the M.D. examination at
the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She is working at Kathmandu
The medal is awarded to the
outstanding students securing highest marks/grades in the Bachelors (Hons)
Examination in each faculty of each of the public universities of Bangladesh. A
total number of 83 meritorious students were awarded by the Prime Minister Gold
3 October 2012
Visit of Hon. Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister for Foreign Affairs to Dhaka
At the invitation Hon. Dr. Dipu
Moni, Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Hon. Narayan Kaji
Shrestha ‘Prakash’, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs
arrived in Dhaka on 4 August 2012 to attend the two-day International
Conference on “People’s Empowerment and Development” organized by the Government
of Bangladesh from 5-6 august 2012.
The International conference is
attended by high level delegations of 60 countries, including ministerial
delegations from Bhutan, India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka from the SAARC member
states and top officials of the UN and international organizations.
The conference will focus on interlinked and
mutually reinforcing elements essential for peace and empowerment such as
eradicating poverty and hunger, reducing inequality, and accelerating social
Speaking at the inaugural session of the
conference, Hon. Deputy Prime Minister underlined the need for concerted
international efforts to create inclusive society that promotes harmony and
peace and takes care of special needs of the ethnic minorities, indigenous
tribes who have been historically excluded from the mainstream. He also stressed
that peace, freedom, stability and development can be achieved by working
together in true spirit of partnership. He further emphasized that ultimate goal
of human society would be possible by filling the gaps between the haves and
have nots, the developed and the underdeveloped and the powerful and the
powerless. Hon. Deputy Prime Minister also led a panel discussion on the
thematic topic on “Mitigating Deprivation. “
Hon. Deputy Prime Minister paid a
courtesy call on H.E. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh today
afternoon at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence and exchanged views on
matters of enhancing bilateral cooperation, including connectivity, trade and
transit, tourism promotion and people-to –people contact.
On his arrival at the Dhaka
International Airport, Hon. Deputy Prime Minister was received by H.E. Mr. Hari
Kumar Shrestha and senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of
Bangladesh. In the evening, Hon. Deputy Prime Minister attended a dinner hosted
by the Ambassador in the Embassy residence, which was attended by a large number
of Nepalese community in Dhaka.
The other members of the Nepalese
delegation consist of H.E. Mr. Hari Kumar Shrestha, Ambassador of Nepal to
Bangladesh, Mr.Deepak Dhital, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, and other senior officials.
5 August 2012
on the establishment of Bilateral Consultation Mechanism Between Nepal and
At the invitation of
Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh Mr. Mohammed Mijarul Quayes, Foreign Secretary
Mr. Durga Prasad Bhattarai arrived in Dhaka on 30 July 2012 for a 3 day
official visit of Bangladesh.
During the visit,
the Nepalese delegation and the Bangladeshi delegation held extensive
discussions on entire gamut of bilateral relations. The talks covered to
enhance bilateral cooperation in such areas as trade and investment, transit,
connectivity, tourism and people-to-people contacts, education, hydro-power and
water resources management. The two Foreign Secretaries also discussed on
matters of common interests in regional forums such as SAARC and BIMSTC and in
the UN. They also discussed issues relating to climate change, migration and
issues of concern to LDCs of which Nepal is the current Chair.
The Foreign Secretaries
of Nepal and Bangladesh signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Bilateral
Consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Nepal and Bangladesh
on 31 July 2012 at the Foreign Ministry of Bangladesh. The MoU envisages
the establishment of a mechanism for regular consultations between the two Foreign
Ministries to further strengthen the bilateral relations between the two
countries. As per the MoU, the Foreign Secretaries will meet annually to
consult on bilateral, regional and multilateral issues of common interest of
both the countries. The first round of consultation will be held in Kathmandu
in latter part of 2012.
Mr. Bhattarai called on H.E. Ghulam Muhammed Quader , Minister of Commerce of
Bangladesh at his office on 1 August 2012 and exchanged views on matters
of expanding and diversifying bilateral trade between Nepal and Bangladesh.
The other members of the
Nepalese delegation were comprised of H.E. Mr. Hari Kumar Shrestha, Ambassador
of Nepal to Bangladesh, Mr. Kali Prasad Pokhrel, Under Secretary of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Krishna Chandra Aryal, Counsellor of Embassy
of Nepal Dhaka, Mr. Harihar K. Paudel, Section Officer, Ministry of Foreign
The members of
Bangladeshi delegation were comprised of Director General (South Asia) of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ms Mashfree Binte Shams, Director General (SAARC
and BIMSTEC) Mr. Sayed Masud Mahood Khundoker, Director of UN Division Mr.
Iqbal Ahammed, Mr. Mohammad Jobayed Hosen, Assistant Secretary (South Asia).
Dhaka,1 August 2012
Notice on Tourist Visas to Nepal
It is to notify that as per the decision of the Government of
Nepal, passport holders of SAARC member countries can obtain one
month’s Multiple Entry Visa on Gratis basis within one visa year
i.e. from January – December each year. Tourist visa for
foreign nationals other than SAARC countries and for second visit
for nationals of SAARC countries in a visa year, visa fees are as
For 15 Days
For 30 Days
For 90 Days
It is hereby
notified that the nationals of the following countries need prior
approval of the concerned authorities in Nepal to obtain an
entry/tourist visa to Nepal.:
5. Afghanistan 6. Iraq
7. Liberia 8. Ethiopia
9. Somalia 10. Palestine 11. Cameroon
of the above
are required to furnish following
Information along with the visa application:
Itinerary in Nepal including details of hotels
of the visa application form.
of the passport.
Bio-data of the applicant with following details :
a) Temporary Address :
b) Permanent Address :
c) Qualification :
d) Last Educational Institution & Address :
e) Profession :
f) Date of Employment :
g) Name & Address of Employer :
h) Name & Address of person to be notified in emergency :
i) Describe the
source of income, if not involved in any profession or
5. Character Certificate issued by the police
authorities of the concerned countries.
Notice on Submission of
Application Forms for Higher Education in Bangladesh
receives application forms from the Ministry of Education of Nepal only.
received through other persons rather than the applicant
himself/herself is not entertained at the Embassy.
Forms should be in four sets with necessary certificates and
copy of passport with attestation.
A No Objection
Certificate (Original) from the Ministry of Education
should be enclosed with the application form
No follow up or
telephone enquiry on the forms forwarded to the concerned
authorities in Bangladesh is entertained at the Embassy