Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Nepal in 1956, the two countries have maintained a close partnership in the field of development cooperation. Nepal has been a priority country for Swiss development cooperation since 1963.
Following the Maoist insurgency in 1996, Switzerland restructured its programme and supported initiatives aimed at a political settlement of the conflict. Switzerland's efforts focus on local governance, rural infrastructure, natural resource management, migration, human rights, gender equality and integration.
In 1999, Nepal opened an embassy in Geneva; Switzerland opened an embassy in Nepal in 2009.
Nepal, Historical Dictionary of Switzerland (de, fr, it)
Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland, Dodis