Press Releases

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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9th European Union-Bhutan Annual Consultations Joint Press Release

Brussels & Thimphu, 15 December 2020 The European Union (EU) and the Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) held their ninth formal Consultations on 15 December 2020 via video conference. This was the first annual Consultation since it was agreed last year to increase the frequency of the previously biennial consultations ...

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Joint Press Statement on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Kingdom of Bhutan and the State of Israel

The Kingdom of Bhutan and the State of Israel established formal diplomatic relations with effect from 12th December 2020.The establishment of diplomatic relations would not only build upon the existing close ties but open the path to greater cooperation and further strengthen relations between the two countries and peoples. The ...

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Her Majesty The Queen Mother Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck was awarded the individual laureate for the 2020 UN Population Award during a virtual award ceremony held on 10th December 2020. The award was presented to recognize Her Majesty The Gyalyum’s outstanding contribution in raising awareness and devising solutions to population ...

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Ambassador, PMB, Geneva presenting his credential to FAO

Ambassador Tenzin R Wangchuk presented his credentials to H.E. Mr Qu Dongyu, Director General of Food and Agriculture Organization accrediting him as the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Bhutan to FAO based in Rome, Italy. Due to the global pandemic, the credential ceremony was held virtually

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36th Charter Day of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation The Royal Government of Bhutan observed the 36th SAARC Charter Day on 8 December 2020, with the lighting of a thousand butter lamps at Dechenphodrang Lhakhang. Hon’ble Foreign Minister Lyonpo (Dr.) Tandi Dorji graced the occasion as the Chief ...

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The event to mark the 50th Anniversary of the recognition of Bangladesh by Bhutan & the signing of the Preferential Trade Agreement between Bhutan and Bangladesh H.E. Sheikh Hasina, Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh, and H.E. Dr. Lotay Tshering, Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bhutan, will virtually grace the launch of ...

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  An informal get together among former Ambassadors & Senior Diplomats, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was organized by the Ministry earlier today. The event was the first of its kind aimed at promoting interaction between former diplomats and serving Foreign Service Officers. The retired Ambassadors and Senior Diplomats ...

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Ambassador Tenzin Rondel Wangchuk presented his Letters of Credence to Her Excellency Simonetta Sommaruga, President of the Swiss Confederation at the Federal Palace in Bern, Switzerland on 24th November 2020 accrediting him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bhutan to Switzerland. After the presentation ceremony, Ambassador Tenzin Rondel Wangchuk was ...

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Establishment of diplomatic relations between the Kingdom of Bhutan and the Federal Republic of Germany The Kingdom of Bhutan and the Federal Republic of Germany, wishing to strengthen and develop mutually beneficial relations between their countries and peoples, have established diplomatic relations with effect from 25 November 2020. The Exchange ...

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