The Joint Press Statement for the 1st Bilateral Consultation between the Royal Government of Bhutan and the Government of Bangladesh
At the invitation of H.E. Mr. Md. Shahidul Haque, Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh, H.E. Mr. Yeshey Dorji, Foreign Secretary of Bhutan is on an official visit to Bangladesh from 1-3 April 2013. During the visit, the two Foreign Secretaries held the First Consultations between the governments of Bangladesh and Bhutan under the aegis of the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed by them on 1 April 2013. Read More
First Bilateral Consultations between the Royal Government of Bhutan and the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
The Royal Government of Bhutan and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh will hold the first Bilateral Consultation on 2nd April 2013 in Dhaka. The Bhutanese delegation to the Consultation will be led by Foreign Secretary Yeshey Dorji and will include officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Read more
The HR Section, AFD would like to notify to those civil servants, due for July 2013 Promotion, under this Ministry, may submit the promotion proposal for Fast Track, Meritorious, Executive and Broad Banded positions. Read more
The Permanent Mission of Bhutan in Geneva hosted a Reception to mark the International Day of Happiness at the UN Delegates restaurant at the Palais Des Nations on 20th March 2013.
H.E. V. Namgyel, Ambassador of Bhutan to Japan signed the Grant Contracts on ‘The Project for Construction of Hostels for Students at Dungna Lower Secondary School in Chukha Dzongkhag’ and ‘The Project for Supply of Fire Trucks in Lhuentse and Pemagatshel’ under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) with H.E. Mr. Takeshi Yagi, Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan on 22 March, 2013. Read more
The First International Day of Happiness
On the first International Day of Happiness, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General, today called on the international community to commit to an inclusive and sustainable human development that will improve the well-being of those who lack basic services needed to pursue happiness. “People around the world aspire to lead happy and fulfilling lives free from fear and want, and in harmony with nature”, the Secretary-General said in his message for the day. “Yet, basic material well-being is still elusive for far too many living in extreme poverty. For many more, recurring socio-economic crises, violence and crime, environmental degradation and increasing threats of climate change are an ever-present threat.”
Belgium Observes the first International Day of Happiness.
As in Bhutan, the first International Day of Happiness on Wednesday 20th March 2013 was celebrated in many parts of the European Union. In Brussels, the Belgian Centre for Fine Arts (Bozar), the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) and the Royal Bhutanese Embassy jointly co-hosted a special event to mark the day.
Despite the short notice within which the event was planned, the observance of the day of happiness generated much media coverage and the Bozar auditorium was filled to its capacity of 476 seats despite the entry fee of six euros per ticket. While most of the audience were ordinary Belgian citizens, there was also a good representation of the diplomatic corps, media and some who came all the way from the Netherlands, France and Germany. It was reported that several people had to be turned away due to lack of space.
The Royal Government and people of Bhutan learnt with deep sadness the passing away of the President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Mr. Md. Zillur Rahman yesterday at Mt. Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. He was undergoing treatment for kidney and respiratory problems. Read more
The Kingdom of Bhutan and the Sultanate of Oman, wishing to strengthen and develop mutually beneficial relations between their countries and peoples, have established diplomatic relations with effect from 15 March 2013. Read more
As per our vacancy announcement dated 5th February 2013, for the post of Chief of Division, IOD, Dy. Chief of Protocol, Department of Protocol and Gardner, State Guest House, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to shortlist the following candidates.