Lyonchhen meets the Ambassadors of Canada, Vietnam and Pakistan
The new ambassadors of Canada, Vietnam and Pakistan paid a courtesy call on Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang last Friday.
Meeting Ambassador Nadir Patel of Canada, Lyonchhen expressed his deep gratitude for Canada’s significant contribution in uplifting the standards of education in Bhutan ever since Father William Mackey’s arrival in Bhutan.
Ambassador Patel and Lyonchhen also talked about associating on avenues of economic and social progress, trade and investment, quality education and capacity building.
In the wake of inevitable natural calamities, the meeting also saw discussion on the importance of disaster readiness, management and secures response mechanisms.
Thereafter, meeting Ambassador Ton Sinh Thanh of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Lyonchhen conveyed his appreciation on Vietnam’s tremendous socio- economic success and said that Bhutan could draw a lot of inspiration from Vietnam’s achievements. Ambassador Thanh expressed his interest in drawing lessons from Bhutan’s development paradigm of Gross National Happiness and incorporating its prin- ciples in their economic development strategies.
Later in the afternoon, Ambassador Sardar Shuja Alam of Pakistan also called on Lyonchhen during which their Excellencies discussed history, democracy, cultural heritage, SAARC and working together with renewed vigor as a region in the future.
The ambassador thanked Lyonchhen and expressed that he was greatly inspired and touched by His Majesty’s wisdom and graciousness.
Lyonchhen congratulated the ambassadors for having presented their credentials to His Majesty the King and wished them all a very successful tenure.