Bhutan’s first Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil, Ambassador Doma Tshering, presented her letter of Credence to the President of the Republic, H.E. Mr. Michel Temer, on 25th April 2018. The credentials ceremony took place at the Palacio do Planalto, Presidential Palace, in Brasilia. The presentation of credentials marks the official assumption of duties as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bhutan to Brazil.
Ambassador Tshering conveyed to the President, the greetings and warm wishes of His Majesty the King, Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck. She also conveyed the best wishes of the Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay and people of Bhutan for the continued good health and happiness of the President and people of Brazil.
The President, H.E. Mr. Michel Temer, welcomed Ambassador Tshering to Brazil. He conveyed his warm wishes to His Majesty the King of Bhutan, as well as to the Prime Minister. He said that Bhutan is well known for its radiant policy of Gross National Happiness and said that this marks the start of deeper relations and ties between the two countries.
Ambassador Tshering said that she looks forward to furthering bilateral ties between Bhutan and Brazil, and to working closely with his Government to strengthen the bonds of friendship, and also to enhancing cooperation between the two countries in areas of mutual interest.
Ambassador Tshering called on the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Ambassador Marcos Bezerra Abbott Galvão, at Itamaraty Palace. She also called on the Acting Secretary for Asia and the Pacific, Ambassador Ary Quintella, and the Director of the Brazilian Cooperation Agency, Ambassador Joao Almino. They reviewed bilateral relations between Brazil and Bhutan, and discussed areas of future cooperation. On 26th April she will call on the President of the Brazilian Space Agency and the Director of the Brazilian Diplomatic Academy, Rio Branco.
Diplomatic relations were established between Bhutan and Brazil on 21st September 2009.