Aum Pema Choden, Ambassador of Bhutan to Maldives, presented credentials to the President of Maldives H.E. Mr. Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom on 25th August 2014.Read More
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Resident Representative to Bhutan Mr. Tshewang Norbu presented his credentials to the Hon’ble Minister for Foreign Affairs, Lyonpo Rinzin Dorje, at a ceremony conducted at the Gyalyong Tshokhang on 28 August 2014.
Mr. Norbu holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Sherubtse College and a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University, New York, USA. Prior to his appointment as ADB Resident Representative, he worked for the Department of Public Accounts, Ministry of Finance, Royal Government of Bhutan.
Mr. Norbu is a Bhutanese national and is the first ADB Resident Representative in Bhutan. The ADB Resident Mission Office in Bhutan was inaugurated in February this year.
The Ministry would like to inform that GoI has now started accepting applications for those courses scheduled from November and December 2014 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.
The 9th Annual Japan-Bhutan Consultation was held in Delhi on 15th August 2014. Director General Kinga Singye, Bilateral Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs led a 9-member delegation comprising of representatives from Foreign Ministry, GNHC, MoAF and MoWHS. Read more
The Consul General of Bhutan in Kolkata, H.E. Mr.Karma Tsering Namgyal called on H.E. Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi, Governor of West Bengal at the Raj Bhavan, Kolkata on 20th August 2014. Mr. Karma Tsering Namgyal is the second Consul General of Bhutan. The Royal Bhutan Consulate, Kolkata was established in 2009 with consular jurisdiction over the Indian States of West Bengal and Assam.
At the invitation of the Royal Government of Bhutan, His Excellency Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Minister of Al-Diwan Al-Amiri of the State of Kuwait is on a visit to Bhutan from 14-18 August 2014. His Excellency Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was received at Paro International Airport by HRH Dasho Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck and senior officials of the Royal Government this morning. While in Bhutan, His Excellency Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah will be granted audience by His Majesty the King and His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. He will also be meeting Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay. Read more
The current EVD outbreak began in Guinea in December 2013. This outbreak now involves transmission in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. As of 4 August 2014, countries have reported 1 711 cases (1 070 confirmed, 436 probable, 205 suspect), including 932 deaths. This is currently the largest EVD outbreak ever recorded. In response to the outbreak, a number of unaffected countries have made a range of travel related advice or recommendations Read More
In continuation to our earlier Notification No: MFA/HRS/CIRCULAR-NOTIFICATION/28/462 dated 4th June 2014 regarding correction of CV in the Civil Service Information System (CSIS), the HRS, MFA would like to once again inform all the staff under various Departments, Divisions and Missions Abroad under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to check and verify your CV in the CSIS. If there are any corrections to be made please submit to HRS along with the supporting documents as per the templates and guideline provided by the RCSC (Templates and guideline attached) to Mr. Tashi Dendup/Karma Wangdi, HROs, MFA @ 328172/328183. The documents should reach the HRS on or before 13th August 2014. Read more
BHUTAN TO CHAIR THE 70th SESSION OF UNESCAP
Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay will formally assume the Chairmanship of the 70th session of UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok on 7th August 2014. This is the first time Bhutan will hold this important Office at the helm of the 62 member regional body since becoming a member in 1972. As Chairman, Hon’ble Lyonchhen will guide the work of the Commission for a period of one year. Read More
The 22nd Round of the Bhutan-China Boundary Talks was held in Wutai Shan, Shanxi Province in China on 25th July 2015. The Bhutanese delegation to the Talks was led by Foreign Minister Lyonpo Rinzin Dorje and the Chinese delegation was led by Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin. Read more