PM meets new Ambassador of Turkey
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.