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Estonia Opened Its First Honorary Consulate in Nepal


Yesterday, 13 October, Foreign Ministry Undersecretary for Economic and Development Affairs Väino Reinart opened an Estonian honorary consulate in Kathmandu, Nepal. Estonia’s honorary consul in Nepal is Nava Raj Dahal, whose administrative area includes the Kathmandu valley.

“We are very glad to open Estonia’s first honorary consulate in Nepal,” said Undersecretary Reinart. “Since Nepal is a popular destination among Estonians for adventure tourism and mountain climbing, it is useful to know that it is possible to receive assistance from the Estonian honorary consul in Kathmandu,” he added.

Undersecretary Väino Reinart also met with Nepalese Foreign Secretary Arjun Bahadur Thapa and The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry’s President Suraj Baidhya. Topics of discussion at the meetings included political and economic cooperation, including the promotion of tourism, as well as trade, investment, and cooperation in the field of information technology.

Honorary consul Nava Raj Dahal was born in 1971. He graduated from Tribhuvan University in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in leadership. In 1997, he graduated from the same university with a master’s degree in business management. Nava Raj Dahal has extensive experience in the field of tourism. He organizes mountain hiking and is the executive director of a hotel and tourism agency. Dahal speaks English, Nepalese, Hindi, and Italian.

The honorary consulate is located at Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal. The honorary consulate can be reached by phone at: +977 1 4436900 or +977 1 4436650, and by e-mail at: or 


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