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On February 15, 1960, Nepal and Australia established diplomatic ties. Both countries celebrated 50 years of diplomatic relations in 2010. Health, education, hydroelectricity, sustainable forest management, agriculture, strengthening governance and service delivery, civil aviation, and livestock management have all been areas where the Australian government and private sector have assisted Nepal's economic and social development over the years. Australia's trade with Nepal totaled $2.4 billion in 2012-9-20. Nepal imports refined petroleum, dairy products, beverages, alcohol, and vegetables from Australia while exporting tea, coffee, essential oils, leather goods, garments, floor coverings, carpets, cotton dresses, paintings, and pastels.