On 5th April 2018, Ambassador Pema Choden presented her Letter of Credence to His Majesty King Felipe VI accrediting her as Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bhutan to the Kingdom of Spain at the Royal Palace in Madrid.
His Majesty King Felipe VI welcomed Ambassador Choden to Spain. He conveyed his warm wishes to His Majesty the King of Bhutan. He expressed admiration for Bhutan’s success in socio-economic development and democracy, which have been achieved through the wise leadership of its monarchs. He assured his support to strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.
Ambassador Choden conveyed greetings and warm wishes of His Majesty the King to His Majesty King Felipe VI and the people of Spain. She expressed commitment to further deepen friendship and cooperation between Bhutan and Spain.
In Madrid, Ambassador was received by the Honorary Consul General of Bhutan in Spain, Mr. Ian Triay.
During her stay in Madrid, Ambassador Choden called on H.E. Ms. Isabel Garcia Tejerina, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries of Spain and met with senior officials in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain, as well as the United Nations World Tourism Organization, which has its headquarters in Madrid. During the meetings, both sides expressed interest in working closely together and areas for future cooperation were discussed.
Ambassador Choden also visited the King’s College School in Madrid and met Sir Roger Fry, founder of the school, who has been providing scholarships for Bhutanese to study at the school since 2011.
Formal diplomatic relations between Bhutan and Spain were established on 11th February 2011.
Embassy of the Kingdom of Bhutan to Spain