Press Releases

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

Ambassador of Bhutan to Japan V. Namgyel and Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan Satoshi Suzuki signed a grant contract on 26th February 2021 for the “Project for Procurement of Transfer Bus for Women’s Shelter Home in Wangsisna, Thimphu”. Under this project, the Government of Japan will provide Yen 8.67 million ...

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Launch of the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Bhutan’s Membership to the United Nations

It was a proud and solemn moment for Bhutan when the United Nations (UN) formally admitted the country as its 128th member state at the UN Headquarters in New York on 21st September 1971.  His Royal Highness Prince Namgyel Wangchuck led the Bhutanese delegation. The historic occasion was marked with ...

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Celebration of the 41st Birth Anniversary of His Majesty The King at the Royal Bhutanese Embassy, New Delhi

The Royal Bhutanese Embassy joined the Nation in celebrating the most joyous occasion of the 41st Birth Anniversary of His Majesty The King on 21st February 2021 at the Royal Bhutanese Embassy in New Delhi. The programme for the event commenced with the hoisting of the National Flag, singing of ...

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A five-day online ‘Diplomatic Training’ (from 15-19, February 2021), conducted by The Clingendael Institute, Netherlands, concluded today. The training was organized by the Clingendael Institute in-collaboration with the Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies (RIGSS). Officials from the Ministry, the Royal Bhutanese Embassies and RIGSS attended the training.

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MFA Lecture Series: A 21st Century Perspective on Bhutan and International Relations by Mr. Gerald Daly, Resident Coordinator UN Bhutan.

This year is the 50th anniversary of Bhutan’s membership to the United Nations. Bhutan was admitted as the 128th member of the United Nation on 21st September 1971. To kick-start the yearlong celebrations, the Ministry invited Mr. Gerald Daly, Resident Coordinator of UN Bhutan to deliver a lecture at the ...

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MFA Lecture Series: An Overview of the Foreign Policy of Bangladesh by H.E. Mr. A.K.M. Shahidul Karim, Ambassador of Bangladesh to Bhutan

This year marks the 50th year of the independence of Bangladesh and 50 years of the recognition of Bangladesh by Bhutan. To celebrate our special bond, Bangladesh and Bhutan signed a preferential trade agreement on 6 December 2020, and the two countries will be observing yearlong celebrations to mark this ...

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Presentation of Credentials

Ambassador Tenzin R. Wangchuk presented his letters of credence, accrediting him as the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Bhutan to the World Food Programme (WFP) based in Rome, Italy, to Mr. David Beasley, Executive Director of the WFP on Monday, 25 January 2022 virtually. Following the presentation of credentials, ...

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17th Ministerial Meeting of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)

The 17th Ministerial Meeting of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue was held virtually on 21 January 2021. Hon’ble Foreign Minister, Lyonpo (Dr.) Tandi Dorji led the Bhutanese delegation to the meeting. Lyonpo in his statement stressed the urgency of enhancing regional cooperation in sharing information and exchange of best practices to ...

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113th National Day Celebrations at the Royal Bhutanese Embassy in New Delhi

The Royal Bhutanese Embassy in New Delhi joined the nation in celebrating the 113th National Day of Bhutan at the RBE premises. The celebration commenced at 0745hrs with the lighting of butter lamps and hoisting of the National flag, singing of the National Anthem and offering of Zhabten for the ...

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Fifty-eighth Session of the Programming Committee of SAARC

The 58th Session of the Programming Committee of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation was held virtually on 15 December 2020. The meeting is held annually and is attended by Heads of SAARC Departments/Divisions from the Ministries of Foreign/External Affairs of all Member States and Heads of SAARC Regional ...

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