Ly­onch­hen Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay’s visit to Sri Lanka

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Ly­onch­hen Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay who is on an of­fi­cial visit to Sri Lanka on the in­vi­ta­tion of Maithri­pala Sirisena, Pres­i­dent of Sri Lanka was pre­sented with a guard of honor at the Pres­i­den­tial Sec­re­tariat with nine­teen gun salutes last Fri­day.

Af­ter the guard of honor the two lead­ers and their del­e­ga­tions sat down for a bi­lat­eral meet­ing where Ly­onch­hen con­veyed the good wishes of His Majesty the King and peo­ple of Bhutan to the gov­ern­ment and peo­ple of Sri Lanka. The meet­ing dis­cussed mat­ters re­lated to ed­u­ca­tion, health, tourism etc. Ly­onch­hen also thanked the pres­i­dent for the warm wel­come ex­tended to him and his del­e­ga­tions.

Af­ter the meet­ing Ly­onch­hen and the pres­i­dent wit­nessed the sign­ing of mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing for for­eign of­fice con­sul­ta­tion be­tween the act­ing for­eign sec­re­tary and the for­eign sec­re­tary of Sri Lanka.

In the honor of the vis­it­ing dig­ni­taries, the Pres­i­dent of Sri Lanka hosted a state ban­quet for Ly­onch­hen and Aum Tashi Doma.

The Prime Min­is­ter of Sri Lanka Ranil Wick­remesinghe also hosted a lunch for Ly­onch­hen and his del­e­ga­tion.

Ly­onch­hen also made a brief visit to the Par­lia­ment house and the Prime Min­is­ter’s Of­fice.

Later in the evening Ly­onch­hen was called on by Sarath Amunu- gama, Min­is­ter of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion and Re­search of Sri Lanka. The meet­ing dis­cussed mat­ters re­lated to Bhutanese stu­dents study­ing in Sri Lanka. Cur­rently there are about 200 Bhutanese study­ing medicines in three top uni­ver­si­ties in Sri Lanka. Man­gala Sa­ma­raweera, Min­is­ter of For­eign Af­fairs of Sri Lanka, also called on Ly­onch­hen.

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