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The new Asian Development Bank (ADB) Country Director to Bhutan, Mr. Shamit Chakravarti presented his Credentials to the Hon’ble Foreign Minister today.  Mr. Chakravarti, who is an Indian National, is the second ADB Country Director of the ADB Resident Mission in Bhutan. The ADB Resident Mission was established in 2014 ...

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The Ministry invited Hon’ble Lyonpo Dago Tshering, as the distinguished speaker, at the 6th MFA Lecture Series held on 30 November 2021. Lyonpo spoke on “Diplomacy for serving the Tsa-Wa-Sum” which was followed by an interactive session.  The session was insightful and informative and the Ministry would like to thank ...

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Special Ceremony to Present the Letter of Credence

On 29 November 2021, over a special ceremony, Mr. Sonam Tobgay, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bhutan to the Commonwealth of Australia, presented his Letter of Credence in person to His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, at Government ...

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Ninth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Joint Working Group on Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (JWG-CTTC)

The Ninth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Joint Working Group on Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (JWG-CTTC) was hosted virtually by the Royal Government of Bhutan on 25 November 2021.  Hon’ble Home Minister Lyonpo Ugyen Dorji, in his keynote address at the inaugural session, highlighted how His Majesty the King has ...

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Mr. Ken Shimizu, presented his credentials to Lyonpo (Dr.) Tandi Dorji, Minister of Foreign Affairs, accrediting him as FAO Representative to Bhutan today. Mr. Shimizu is based in Kathmandu. Mr. Shimizu will also call on the Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests and meet with GNHC Secretary and other relevant ...

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Ambassador Tenzin Rondel Wangchuk presented his credentials to H.E. Ms. Ghada Fadhi Waly, Director-General of the United Nations Office in Vienna (UNOV) and Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Thursday, 19 November 2021 at the UN Office in Vienna. Ambassador Tenzin Rondel Wanghcuk ...

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Asia Cooperation Dialogue Foreign Ministers Meeting

The annual ACD Ministerial Meeting was convened, virtually, on 17 November, 2021. The officials of the Department of Regional Cooperation attended the meeting.  In the meeting, Bahrain took over the Chairmanship from the Republic of Turkey.  Hosted by the Kingdom of Bahrain, amongst many things, the meeting adopted the ACD Blueprint ...

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A thousand butter lamps ceremony was organized by His Majesty’s Secretariat in honour of late Dr. Warner Haring, President of Pro Bhutan, Germany. The ceremony was attended by officials from the His Majesty’s Secretariat, Foreign Secretary, senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Chambula Dorji, Honorary Consul of ...

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Kutshab Kinzang Dorji presented his Letter of Credence to H.E. Madam Halimah Yacob, President of the Republic of Singapore on 11th November 2021, accrediting him as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Bhutan to the Republic of Singapore. The ceremony was held virtually in view of the ...

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After a hiatus of two years, the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26 and associated meetings) is taking place in Glasgow, the United Kingdom from 31 October  12 November 2021.  The COP26 is happening against the backdrop of the latest IPCC Report which showed that unless there are rapid, sustained and ...

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