Press Release

September 24, 2014 ·  

BHUTAN ACCEDES TO REVISED KYOTO CONVENTION AND HARMONIZED SYSTEM CONVENTION

photoBhutan’s instruments of accession to the International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization   of   Customs   Procedures   (Revised   Kyoto   Convention) was on   Monday 15th September  2014 deposited at the World Customs Organisation (WCO) headquarters  in Brussels, Belgium by the Bhutanese Ambassador Mr. SonamTshong.  He thanked  the  WCO for its generous support  to the development of the customs sector in Bhutan and said that the  Royal Government valued  its cooperative  relation  with  the  WCO. Mr. KunioMikuriya Secretary General expressing his appreciation  said that deposition  of the Instrument was a clear affirmation of the commitment of Bhutan to the international customs regime.Read More

Announcement

September 24, 2014 ·  

SAARC Development Fund Secretariat invites proposals from interested firms / consultants to carry out a diagnostics of the SDF’s Total Technology System, ……… Read More

Announcement

September 18, 2014 ·  

SAARC Development Fund Secretariat invites applications / Project Proposals for funding from its Economic and Infrastructure windows. Read More

Press Release

September 17, 2014 ·  

Bhutan to start participating in UN Peacekeeping Missions

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As a long standing and responsible member of the United Nations, the Royal Government of Bhutan attaches high importance to the principles and purposes enshrined in the UN Charter. Bhutan has always worked constructively with other member states to realize the noble objectives of the UN since its membership in 1971. Among others, Bhutan remains fully committed to the maintenance of international peace and security, which is one of the key mandate and objectives of the UN. Towards this end the Royal Government has taken a decision to participate in UN Peacekeeping missions. Read more

Press Release

September 17, 2014 ·  

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On 15th September 2014, Mr. Karma Tsering Namgyal, Consul General of Bhutan called on Shri Janaki Ballav Patnaik, Governor of Assam at Raj Bhavan and Shri Tarun Gogoi, Chief Minister of Assam at his residence.

Mr. Karma Tsering Namgyal conveyed the warm greetings of His Majesty the King and the Prime Minister to the Hon’ble Governor and Chief Minister and through them to the people of Assam. The Consul General expressed his commitment in further enhancing the consular relations with the State of Assam which is one of Bhutan’s immediate neighbors. Read more

September 11, 2014 ·  

The Secretariat of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation presents its compliments to the Ministries of Foreign Affair/ External Affairs of the Member States of SAARC and has the honour to forward herewith attached self-explanatory letter dated 8th September 2014 received from the South Asian University in New Delhi regarding a special Visiting Faculty Program and other vacancies at SAU.Read More

Public Notification

September 3, 2014 ·  

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs would like to inform the general public that the French Embassy in New Delhi has notified the Ministry about change in consular jurisdiction. Hereafter, the French Consulate in Kolkata will handle all the consular matters pertaining to Bhutan including processing of French visas. Therefore, the Ministry would like to request all the Bhutanese citizens holding ordinary passports to process the French visa through the French Consulate in Kolkata.

For further information, kindly contact the Department of Bilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Telephone No.  322278.

Press Release

August 28, 2014 ·  

photo-1Aum 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

Press Release

August 28, 2014 ·  

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.

Acceptance of Applications for ITEC Program

August 25, 2014 ·  

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.

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