Ja­panese am­bas­sador bids farewell

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The am­bas­sador of Ja­pan to Bhutan,Takeshi Yagi bid farewell to Ly­onch­hen Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay last Thurs­day. The Prime Min­is­ter con­veyed his deep grat­i­tude to the am­bas­sador for ren­der­ing stead­fast sup­port to Bhutan and work­ing in his best in­ter­ests dur­ing his ten­ure as the am­bas­sador to Bhutan. Ly­onch­hen thanked the out-go­ing am­bas­sador for his in­stru­men­tal role in en­abling the as­sis­tance that Bhutan con­tin­ues to re­ceive from Ja­pan. Ly­onch­hen ex­pressed that Bhutan would al­ways com­mit to fur­ther­ing its re­la­tions with Ja­pan through con­tin­ued co­op­er­a­tion and mean­ing­ful ex­changes in the fu­ture. The Ja­panese am­bas­sador added that he was con­fi­dent that his suc­ces­sor’s en­deav­ors would fur­ther deepen Bhutan-Ja­pan re­la­tions. The Ja­panese Am­bas­sador also con­veyed his hearti­est felic­i­ta­tions on His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck’s 60th Birth An­niver­sary. Bhutan and Ja­pan would com­mem­o­rate the 30th an­niver­sary of es­tab­lish­ment of diplo­matic re­la­tions be­tween the two coun­tries in 2016. The am­bas­sador Yagi was ac­com­pa­nied by Mrs. Yagi, Spouse of the am­bas­sador and Ms. Omukai Asako, Sec­ond Sec­re­tary at the Em­bassy of Ja­pan in New Delhi. Later in the af­ter­noon, the For­mer Pres­i­dent of Fin­land, Tarja Halo­nen, and her del­e­ga­tion also called on the Prime Min­is­ter. Ly­onch­hen thanked Her Ex­cel­lency on note­wor­thy Fin­nish in­volve­ment and con­tri­bu­tion to Bhutan through the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). In ad­di­tion, the lead­ers dis­cussed ben­e­fits of in­still­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal con­ser­va­tion val­ues in chil­dren and the im­por­tance of SDGs. Mrs Tarja Halo­nen acted as the Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of Fin­land for two con­sec­u­tive terms and Fin­land’s first fe­male head of state from 2000 to 2012.

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