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March 31, 2016 ·  

Microsoft Word - Kutshab HPM Image.docMicrosoft Word - Kutshab HP image.docAum Pema Choden, Ambassador of Bhutan to Bangladesh, made her farewell  calls on the Hon’ble President, Hon’ble  Prime Minister, and Foreign Affairs Minister  of Bangladesh in the last week of March  2016, upon completion of her tenure in Bangladesh.

Kutshab expressed gratitude for the wholehearted support  and cooperation received  from the Government  of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh during her tenure.Read More


March 23, 2016 ·  

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to notify all agencies of the Royal Government that the Rules of Procedure for Treaty Making 2016 has been adopted by the Cabinet during the 96th Session of the Lhengye Zhungtshog held on 13 February 2016. The Rules of Procedure (RoP) is now in force and all agencies are required to follow the RoP for any treaty proposal to be undertaken by the agencies. Copy of Cabinet’s letter dated 04th March 2016 is attached HERE for kind reference. Read more

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March 21, 2016 ·  

The Department of Public Information of the United Nations and its partners from civil society organizations organized a special briefing event entitled “Happiness and Gender Equality in the Sustainable Development Goals” on 17 March 2016 at the United Nations in New York in observance of the 60th Session of the Commission of the Status of Women and the International Day of Happiness. Read more

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March 21, 2016 ·  

KutsabSpeakingon20MarchThe Permanent Mission of the Republic of Palau, Permanent Mission of São Tomé and Príncipe and the Permanent Mission of Socialist Republic of Viet Nam to the United Nations organized a special event entitled “Happiness and Well-being in the UN 2030 Agenda: Achieving a New Vision of Sustainable Development for the People and the Planet” on 20 March 2016 at the United Nations in New York to celebrate the International Day of Happiness. The event was a tribute to Bhutan for its initiative in spearheading the United Nations resolution A/RES/65/309 entitled “Happiness: towards a holistic approach to development” that was adopted on 19 July 2011. Read more

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March 18, 2016 ·  

37th Session of the SAARC Council of Ministers on 14 -17 March 2016, Pokhara, Nepal

image-1At the invitation of H.E. Mr. Kamal Thapa, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Nepal, Lyonpo Damcho Dorji, Minister of Foreign Affairs attended the 37th Session of the SAARC Council of Ministers (COM) on 17 March 2016 in Pokhara, Nepal. The meeting was inaugurated by the Rt. Hon’ble K.P. Sharma Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal. Read more

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March 16, 2016 ·  


IMG_0486 (1)At  the   Ministry  of  Foreign  Affairs,  Hon’ble   Foreign  Minister  launched   “Bhutan   at  the   United Nations”, a compilation by Lyonpo Dago Tshering of statements  delivered  by Bhutan’s delegations  at the  United  Nations  since 1971.  The work, contained in two volumes, spans over four decades of Bhutan’s engagements at the United Nations from 1971 to 2014.

The Compendium is a tribute to His Majesty  the  Fourth  Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuk, the architect  of  Bhutan’s  foreign   policy  and  visionary   for  much  of  Bhutan’s  interactions  with   the international community.

The Foreign  Minister  thanked  Lyonpo Dago Tshering for  producing the  anthology  and stated  that this is the  first  time  Bhutan’s  statements at the  UN are made available in a single comprehensive publication, and made easily accessible to all. Read more

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March 15, 2016 ·  

Signing Ceremony of Exchange of Notes under the Japanese Grant Aid and Grant Contracts under the Grant Assistant for Grassroots Projects (GGP)
IMG_8228On 15 March 2016 in New Delhi, Ambassador V. Namgyel of Bhutan to Japan and Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu  of Japan to Bhutan signed the Exchange  of Notes under the Japanese Grant Aid “The Project for Improvement  of Machinery  and Equipment for Construction  of Rural  Agriculture  Road  (Phase  Ill)”  with assistance  amounting  to 966 million Yen. Read More

March 15, 2016 ·  

Dutch Ambassador Meets FM14 March 2016: H.E. Lyonpo Damcho Dorji met with H.E. Mr. Alphonsus Stoelinga, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Bhutan.

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March 10, 2016 ·  

Bilateral -Thai FMBilateral -UNESCAPMinisterial MeetingSenior Officials' MeetingThe Minister for Foreign Affairs, Lyonpo Damcho Dorji is leading the Bhutanese delegation to the 14th Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) in Bangkok, which is being held from 09-10 March 2016. Read more


March 5, 2016 ·  

The Meeting of the technical Expert Group on Bhutan-China Boundary will be held in Bhutan from 6th to 9th March 2016.

A seven member delegation from China led by Mr. Huang Xilian, Dy. DirectorGeneral, Asian Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, People’s Republic of China will arrive Thimphu on 6th March 2016.Read More…

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