The Third An­nual bi­lat­eral con­sul­ta­tions be­tween Bhutan and Aus­tralia ends

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The Third An­nual Bi­lat­eral Con­sul­ta­tions be­tween Bhutan and the gov­ern­ment of the Com­mon­wealth of Aus­tralia was held on 28th Oc­to­ber 2014 in Thimphu. The Bhutanese del­e­ga­tion will be led by Mr. Kinga Singye, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral, Depart­ment of Bi­lat­eral Af­fairs, Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs. The Aus­tralian del­e­ga­tion will be led by H.E. Mr. .Pa­trick Suck­ling, Am­bas­sador of Aus­tralia to Bhutan.

The bi­lat­eral con­sul­ta­tion pro­vides a fo­rum for the two coun­tries to ex­change

Views on wide rang­ing is­sues of mu­tual in­ter­est and dis­cuss ar­eas of co­op­er­a­tion in var­i­ous fields. The con­sul­ta­tions are hosted by the two coun­tries al­ter­nately in

Bhutan and Aus­tralia. Bhutan hosted the first con­sul­ta­tions in 2012, and the sec­ond con­sul­ta­tions were held in Can­berra, Aus­tralia in 2013.

Aus­tralian as­sis­tance to Bhutan in hu­man re­source de­vel­op­ment and an­i­mal

hus­bandry date back to the early 1960s. Diplo­matic re­la­tions be­tween the two coun­tries were es­tab­lished on 14th Septem­ber 2002.

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