PM meets USA’s Ambassador
Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay met with Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, Charge d’Affaires a.i. of the United States of America to India and delegation at the Raven House on 22nd of December 2014.
During the meeting with the ambassador, Lyonchhen said that he always looked forward to visits from good friends and reiterated his willingness to work together in areas of common interests.
Lyonchhen said that he looked forward to participating in the United Nations Leadership Programme where leaders of various nations come together every year and share their experiences with each other.
Lyonchhen requested the ambassador to reconsider increasing the number of fellowship programs especially for undergraduate courses in the United States. Lyonchhen recollected his experience of studying in the University of Pittsburgh and said that Bhutanese would learn a great deal studying in the United States.
Ambassador Stephens said that she would commit to explore and catalyze support and private funding for such programmes. The ambassador further conveyed that she shared a special connection and was highly impressed with Bhutanese architecture.
Lyonchhen also informed that Bhutan was participating in the United Nations Peacekeeping Missions for the first time this year and the ambassador thanked Lyonchhen for Bhutan’s contribution in building the United Nations’ capacity in peacekeeping. She said that it was a great symbol and evidence of Bhutan’s readiness to play its role in maintaining peace and in the world. Lyonchhen said that he was highly pleased with the performances of the Bhutanese peacekeepers in their designated areas and the RGoB would continue to support these missions for all times to come.