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U.S. Relationship

Prayer flags and Mt. Annapurna I background from Annapurna Base Camp ,Nepal.
Prayer flags and Mt. Annapurna I background from Annapurna Base Camp ,Nepal.

U.S.-Nepal Relations

The United States recognized Nepal in 1947, and the two countries established diplomatic relations in 1948. Bilateral relations are friendly, and U.S. policy objectives center on helping Nepal build a peaceful, prosperous, resilient, and democratic society. Primary U.S. objectives in Nepal include: strengthening good governance, democratic values, and security and stability; supporting inclusive, equitable economic growth and a clean, resilient
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Prayer flags and Mt. Annapurna I background from Annapurna Base Camp ,Nepal.

U.S. Assistance to Nepal

Officials from Nepal and the United States meet regularly at the highest diplomatic levels to discuss a variety of issues including: assistance provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the largest bilateral donor in Nepal; Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) coordination and implementation; trade (including technical assistance); security and defense cooperation; and humanitarian assistance and disaster response.
Prayer flags and Mt. Annapurna I background from Annapurna Base Camp ,Nepal.

Bilateral Economic Relations

The United States and Nepal have signed a trade and investment framework agreement, providing a forum for bilateral talks to enhance trade and investment, discuss specific trade issues, and promote more comprehensive trade agreements between the two countries. In 2016, Nepal became one of few countries in the world with a single-country trade preference program with the United States. Principal
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Integrated Country Strategies

The Integrated Country Strategy is the four-year strategy articulating U.S. priorities in a given country. The Chief of Mission leads the strategy.

Investment Climate Statements

The Investment Climate Statements analyze a variety of economies that are or could be markets for U.S. businesses and provide information on the business climates.

Fiscal Transparency Report

The Fiscal Transparency Report analyzes government transparency and identifies needed changes to improve public spending accountability.

The U.S. delivers COVID vaccines to Nepal.

COVID-19 Vaccine Deliveries

Since July, 2021 the United States has donated 13,693,940 safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine doses with the people of Nepal. This includes 12,159,090 Pfizer and 1,534,850 J&J doses. Of the 13,693,940 vaccine doses, 100% were donated in partnership with COVAX.

The United States is committed to leading an international and coordinated effort to accelerate access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to meet global needs. The United States is working with other governments and partners including COVAX, Caricom, and the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) to protect communities from COVID-19 and apply lessons from this pandemic to enhance health security now and in the future.

Learn more about our work Delivering Vaccines and on COVID-19 Recovery.

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