Am­bas­sador des­ig­nate presents cre­den­tials to the gover­nor – gen­eral of Canada

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The am­bas­sador-des­ig­nate of Bhutan to Canada, Kun­zang C. Nam­gyel pre­sented her cre­den­tials to the gover­nor gen­eral of Canada, His Ex­cel­lency the Right Hon­ourable David John­ston on the morn­ing of Mon­day, 1st June 2015 in Ottawa. The cre­den­tials cer­e­mony was held at the Rideau Hall, the of­fi­cial res­i­dence of The Gover­nor Gen­eral of Canada. The am­bas­sador Kun­zang C. Nam­gyel pre­sented her cre­den­tials along with five Am­bas­sador-Des­ig­nates of Repub­lic of Korea, An­gola, Venezuela, Paraguay and Sene­gal. While pre­sent­ing the let­ter of cre­den­tials, ac­cred­it­ing her as the am­bas­sador of the king­dom of Bhutan to Canada, am­bas­sador Kun­zang con­veyed the greet­ings of His Majesty the King of Bhutan to the gover­nor- gen­eral. In ac­cept­ing Am­bas­sador Kun­zang’s Let­ter of Cre­den­tials, The Gover­nor Gen­eral of Canada stated:

“I’m hon­oured that Canada will host the first fe­male Bhutanese am­bas­sador in your coun­try’s his­tory. What a won­der­ful way to pro­mote the im­por­tant role of women in Bhutan, in Canada and in diplo­macy! Bhutan and Canada have the po­ten­tial to do so much more. Though our re­la­tions are mod­est, I hope that you will be able to in­crease our com­mer­cial op­por­tu­ni­ties within your coun­try. In ar­eas such as avi­a­tion, power and trans­port, we are ready to col­lab­o­rate, ex­change and do busi­ness. In­deed, we have a his­tory of co-op­er­a­tion, dat­ing back to Fa­ther Mackey, a Canadian Je­suit priest, who was in­vited to con­trib­ute in the 1960s to the mod­ern­iza­tion of Bhutan’s ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem. I know that with your his­toric ap­point­ment, we have a chance to build on our ex­ist­ing his­tory to the ben­e­fit of both our peo­ples”. Fol­low­ing the cre­den­tials cer­e­mony, am­bas­sador Kun­zang paid a cour­tesy call on the gover­nor gen­eral of Canada. Dur­ing the meet­ing, am­bas­sador Kun­zang con­veyed the greet­ings of Their Majesties the King and Queen, the Royal Gov­ern­ment and Peo­ple of Bhutan. She high­lighted the im­por­tance that Bhutan at­taches to its long stand­ing re­la­tions with Canada with par­tic­u­lar em­pha­sis in the ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor. She ex­pressed her com­mit­ment to work to­wards fur­ther strength­en­ing the ties of co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two coun­tries.

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