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October 21, 2014 ·  

img_1293Thimphu, 21 October The European Union Commissioner for Development, H.E. Mr. Andris Piebalgs, arrived in the country today on a six day official visit. He is accompanied by Ambassador Joao Cravinho, Ambassador of the EU to Bhutan in New Delhi and other officials from the European Union Commission in Brussels, Belgium.

The European Union in August last year announced tripling of their bilateral assistance to Bhutan.EU will provide Euro 42 million assistance to Bhutan for the period 2014-2020 which will focus to strengthen civil society, local governance, and develop sustainable rural livelihood. To welcome the EU decision, Finance Minister Lyonpo Namgay Dorji and the Commissioner Piebalgs will sign the EU Multi-annual Indicative Programmee (MIP) document in the evening of 22nd October. Read more

Acceptance of Applications for ITEC Program

October 14, 2014 ·  

The Ministry would like to inform that GoI has now started accepting applications for those courses scheduled from January 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.


October 10, 2014 ·  

With reference to the vacancy announcement dated 28th July 2014, for the post of Chief Administrative Officer, this is to inform that the Ministry will not be able to short list and conduct the interview as notified in the announcement.Read More

October 9, 2014 ·  

Joint Press Release on Mutual Visa Exemption Agreement between Bhutan and Switzerland

Thimphu, 8 October 2014 – A mutual visa exemption agreement for holders of diplomatic and official passports was signed today by Foreign Secretary Yeshey Dorji and H.E. Linus von Castelmur, Ambassador of Switzerland to Bhutan at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gyalyong Tshokhang. The waiver of the visa requirement for officials and diplomats is an expression of trust and solidarity between the two countries and of the desire to further strengthen friendly relations. This arrangement will greatly facilitate official travel between the two countries and strengthen contacts and cooperation. Holders of official and diplomatic passports are permitted to stay for a period of up to 90 days without visa. Read more

Press Release

October 8, 2014 ·  

The Meeting of the technical Expert Group on Bhutan-China Boundary will be held in Thimphu from 9-12 October 2014.

An eight member Chinese delegation led by Mr. Huang Xilian, Counsellor, Asian Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, People’s Republic of China will arrive in Thimphu on 9 October 2014.Read More

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October 8, 2014 ·  

Bhutan’s Ambassador to Pakistan. H.E. Ms. Pema Choden presented her credentials to H.E. Mr. Mamnoon Hussain. President of Pakistan on 02 October 2014 in Islamabad.

Following the presentation of her letter of credence, Ambassador Pema Choden called on the President and conveyed the good wishes of His Majesty the King, Prime Minister and the people of Bhutan.Read More

Press Release

October 6, 2014 ·  

attachment-11On 3rd  October 201 4 His Excellency Mr. Kesang Wangdi, Ambassador of Bhutan  to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar presented  his Letters  of Credence to His Excellency  U Thein Sein, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar at the Presidential Palace, Nay Py i Taw. Read More

Press Release

October 1, 2014 ·  

GA pmLyonpoDamcho Dorji, Minister of Home and Cultural Affairs and Leader of Bhutanese Delegation delivered Bhutan’s Statement at the General Debate of the 69th Session of United Nations General Assembly on the morning of 30th September.

In his statement,Lyonposhared Bhutan’s developmental experiences and highlighted the importance of good governance, eradicating poverty and conservation of environment, among others, in the post-2015 development agenda. Read more

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September 30, 2014 ·  

The World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to Bhutan Dr. Ornella Lincetto presented her Credentials to the Hon’ble Minister for Foreign Affairs, Lyonpo Rinzin Dorje, at a ceremony conducted at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang on September 30, 2014. Read more

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September 30, 2014 ·  

Deposits of Bhutan’s lnstrument of Accession for the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards at the UN Treaty Event 23-25 September and 30 Sept. - 01 October 2014, UN Headquarters, New York

On the occasion of the 201-4 UN Treaty Event, Bhutan deposited its lnstrument of Accession for the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards on 25th September 2014. The lnstrument of Accession was deposited by Hon. Home Minister, Lyonpo Damcho Dorji who is leading the Bhutanese delegation to the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly.Read More

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