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    The virtual handing-over ceremony for the donation of medical supplies consisting of 350,000 Novel coronavirus Antigen Rapid Test kits, 200 sets of Oxygen concentrator, and 1000 sets of Pulse oximeter by the Government of the People’s Republic of China to support Bhutan’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic was ...

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The Third BIMSTEC Ministers’ Meeting on Energy was held by the Government of Nepal on 20 April 2022 in a virtual mode. The Bhutanese delegation was led by the Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan. The Ministers’ Meeting was preceded by the Fifth Meeting of BIMSTEC Senior ...

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Presentation of Credentials by Ms. Karla Robin Hershey, UN Resident Coordinator

The new Resident Coordinator (RC) of the United Nations system’s operational activities for development in Bhutan, Ms. Karla Robin Hershey, presented her Credentials to the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Lyonchhen (Dr.) Lotay Tshering at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang today. Ms. Hershey is the second UN Resident Coordinator in the country following the ...

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Ambassador Tenzin Rondel Wangchuk presented his letters of credence to His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway in Oslo today, accrediting him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Bhutan to the Kingdom of Norway. During the credentials ceremony, Ambassador Wangchuk conveyed the warm greetings and good ...

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5th BIMSTEC Summit

The 5th Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) was hosted by the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in and from Colombo, Sri Lanka, in hybrid mode on 30th March 2022. The Summit was preceded by the 18th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting and the ...

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The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is hosting the 5th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit on 30th March 2022 in hybrid mode. The theme of the Summit is “BIMSTEC-Towards a Resilient Region, Prosperous Economies, Healthy Peoples.” The Summit will be preceded by the ...

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Signing of Grant Contract under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP)

Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan Satoshi Suzuki and the Chargé d’Affaires of the Royal Bhutanese Embassy in New Delhi Ms. Ugen Chozom signed a grant contract on 10th March 2022 for the “Project for the provision of medical equipment and a medical van for the early detection of cervical cancer ...

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Third Bhutan-Denmark Biennial Consultation

The third biennial consultations between Denmark and Bhutan were held on 4 February 2022 in Copenhagen, Denmark. During the consultations, views were exchanged on recent political developments in Bhutan and Denmark, bilateral cooperation between the two countries and the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The two sides also discussed ...

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On 8th February 2022, H.E Mr. Sonam Tobgay, Ambassador of Bhutan to Australia, on behalf of the Financial Intelligence Department (FID) of the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA), and Ms. Nicole Rose PSM, Chief Executive Officer of Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between ...

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EU-Bhutan hold their tenth Annual Consultations

Joint Press Release Brussels & Thimphu, 2 February 2022 The European Union (EU) and the Royal Government of Bhutan held their tenth formal Consultations in Brussels on 2 February 2022. Due to the pandemic restrictions, since 2020 meetings and visits could not be organised and 9th formal Consultations in 2020, were held ...

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