PM meets new Am­bas­sador of Tur­key

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The Prime Min­is­ter was called on by H.E. Mr. Devrim Öztürk, the new Am­bas- sador of Tur­key to Bhutan at the Gya­ly­ong Tshogkhang last Mon­day.

Af­ter ex­chang­ing pleas­antries, Ly­onch­hen ex­pressed con­fi­dence that re­la­tions be­tween the two coun­tries would con­tinue to grow from strength to strength dur­ing the ten­ure of the new am­bas­sador.

Ly­onch­hen ex­tended his grat­i­tude to Am­bas­sador Öztürk for rep­re­sent­ing the Gov­ern­ment of Tur­key and for their valu­able con­tri­bu­tion at the launch of Bhutan Health Trust Fund (BHTF) in Oc­to­ber this year. Ly­onch­hen said that this ma­jor con­tri­bu­tion would go a long way in sus­tain­ing free health­care in the King­dom. His Ex­cel­lency con­veyed that Tur­key’s sup­port in ini­ti­at­ing TIKA (Turk­ish In­ter­na­tional De­vel­op­ment Co­op­er­a­tion) projects in Bhutan was also very well re­ceived and ap­pre­ci­ated.

The Turk­ish Am­bas­sador ex­pressed that he has high hopes in fur­ther pro­mot­ing the ex­cel­lent re­la­tions be­tween the two coun­tries and added that he would con­tinue to build on the good­will es­tab­lished by his pre­de­ces­sor in Bhutan.

The two lead­ers spoke about ex­plor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and in­creas­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion in var­i­ous sec­tors such as tourism, busi­ness and hu­man re­source de­vel­op­ment.

This morn­ing, the am­bas­sador pre­sented his cre­den­tials to His Majesty the King at Tashich­hod­zong. Am­bas­sador Öztürk is Tur­key’s sec­ond am­bas­sador to the King­dom of Bhutan.

For­mal diplo­matic re­la­tions be­tween the King­dom of Bhutan and Repub­lic of Tur­key was es­tab­lished on 26th Septem­ber 2012.

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