His Excellency Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, Prime Minister of Bhutan traveled to
Kathmandu today on a special flight to convey solidarity and support to the government
and people of Nepal, following the disastrous earthquake that struck the region on 25
April. Read More
The Ministry would like to inform that GoI has now started accepting applications for those courses scheduled from May to August 2015 under ITEC Program.
Therefore, the interested applicants are invited to apply for the same. The applications may be directly submitted to the Desk Officer, Asia & the Pacific Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thimphu routed through the respective agencies.
At the invitation of His Excellency Mr. Maithripali Sirisena, Hon’ble President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay paid an official visit to Sri Lanka from 9th to 12th April 2015. Lyonchhen was accompanied by Lyonpo Mingbo Dukpa, Minister of Education and other senior government officials. Read more
Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay will be on an official visit to Sri Lanka from 9th-11thApril 2015 at the invitation of H.E. MaithripalaSirisena, the President of Sri Lanka. Read More
International Day of Happiness, 20th March 2015 observed at Rangsit University
Rangsit university in collaboration with UN organisations in Bangkok, International Research Associates for Happy Societies (IRAH) and Royal Bhutanese Embassy, Bangkok organised one day International Forum on “Sustainable Development and Sustainanble Happiness”. The forum was organized to observe the International Day of Happiness and to initiate a discourse on how happiness can be adapted in Sustainable Development Goals. Kutshab accompanied by Minister and Minister Counsellor attended the forum. The vice president of Rangsit University Dr. Chitriya Pinthong presided over the opening session. Read more
Leading RGoB’s delegation to the Third United Nations World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (14-18 March, Sendai), Lyonpo Damcho Dorji, Minister of Home and Cultural Affairs during the Plenary session (16 March) highlighted the vulnerabilities, priorities, achievements, and the challenges faced by Bhutan in the field of disaster risk reduction. Lyonpo reiterated that disasters, exacerbated by climate change, significantly impede progress of the developing countries, towards sustainable development and poverty reduction. He also encouraged greater commitment from the international community towards the implementation of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction by strengthening the means of implementation with sustainable, adequate and predictable provision of finance, technology transfer and capacity building.Read More
Press Release on the Signing Ceremony of the Exchange of Note for the Project for Replacement of Ambulances (Phase 2), Grant Contracts for “The Project for the Renovation of Irrigation Channels in Mongar Gewog, Mongar” and “The Project for the Construction of a Bridge in Athang Gewog, Wangduephodrang”
Ambassador V. Namgyel signed the Exchange of Notes for “the Project for Replacement of Ambulances (Phase 2)”, Grant Contracts for “The Project for the Renovation of Irrigation Channels in Mongar Gewog, Mongar” and “The Project for the Construction of a Bridge in Athang Gewog, Wangduephodrang” with Ambassador Takeshi Yagi, Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan on 18 March 2015. Read more
His Excellency Mr. Jan Luykx, Ambassador of Belgium to Bhutan, presented his credentials to His Majesty the King at Tashichhodzong today. Read more