PM meets USA’s Am­bas­sador

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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.

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