Historical background

Nepal and the Republic of France established diplomatic relations on April 20, 1949. Late. Gen. Shanker Shamsher was the first non residential Nepalese Ambassador to France. He was accredited on 17 November 1949 from London. The Nepalese Embassy in Paris was established in 1967. The first residential Nepalese Ambassador to France was Late. Mr. Shaardul Shumsher Rana, who was accredited on 16 November 1967 and recalled on 6 March 1972.

The Embassy of Nepal in Paris is accredited to Portugal, Spain, Greece and Monaco.

Objectives of the Embassy:

  • To strengthen co-operation with France in ways that advance Nepal's interests and contribute to her economic development,
  • To foster public understanding of Government of Nepal's policies and Project a positive image of Nepal in French,
  • To contribute to growth in Nepal's economy, through tourism, trade and Investment promotion and
  • To assist Government of Nepal officials and private sector and Nepalese Travelers and residents in France.
  • Apart from maintaining diplomatic relations with the host government and representing Nepal in various events in France, the Embassy of Nepal is also engaged in many other activities to promote Nepal's interest in France such as organizing or participating in various trade, tourism and cultural events.
  • Our regular operations include issuance of passports to Nepalese nationals, taking care of other consular matters and issuance of visa to French and other foreigners.

Nepalese Ambassadors to the Republic of France



Date of accreditation

Date of recall


Gen. Shanker Shamsher

17 Nov. 1949

 accredited from London


H.E. Shardul Shumsher Rana

16 Nov. 1967

6 March 1972


H.E. Bal Chandra Sharma

5 April 1972

10 Sept. 1975


H.E. Dr. Trailokya Nath Upraity

24 October 1975



H.E. Mr. Krishna Raj Aryal

3 April 1980



H. E. Mr. Dilli Raj Uprety

 18 December 1984



H.E. Kalyana Bikram Adhikari

21 September 1990



H.E. Keshav Raj Jha

24 March 1993

31 December 1997


H.E. Indra Bahadur Singh

10 February 1998

23 April 2003


H.E. Prajwalla Shumsher JB Rana

30 September 2005

21 June 2006


H.E. Mr. Mohan Krishna Shrestha

2 July 2010

16 August 2014


H.E. Mrs. Ambika Devi Luintel

29 January 2015


Deputy Chief of Mission

  1. Mr. Mukund Dhungel
  2. Mr. Sundarnath Bhattarai
  3. Mr. kumar Gyawali
  4. Mr. Indra Bahadur singh
  5. Mr. Narayan Das Shrestha
  6. Mr. Narayan Shumsher Thapa
  7. Mr. Rambhakta Thakur
  8. Mr. Janak Bahadur Singh
  9. Mr. Shyamanand Suman
  10. Mr. Tej Prasad Koirala
  11. Mr. Mr. Basant Bidari
  12. Mr. Niranjanman Singh Basnet
  13. Mr. Arun Prasad Dhital
  14. Mr. Jiban Prakash Shrestha
  15. Mr. Ram Babu Dhakal

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Interaction Program Interaction Program
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