Australian Ambassador bids farewell
The Australian ambassador to Bhutan Patrick Suckling paid a farewell call on Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang last Tuesday.
The Prime Minister congratulated Patrick Suckling for successfully completing his tenure and said that Bhutan has seen a lot more interaction with Australia during his tenure. Lyonchhen thanked the Ambassador for valuable development assistance to Bhutan and its support especially in the education sector in terms of AusAID scholarships. Lyonchhen conveyed that these scholarships are important because the Bhutanese, who come back from Australia after completing their studies, bring back a lot of experience, knowledge and education values that Australia stands for. The leaders also expressed that both countries could further cooperation in combating climate change and promoting environmental conservation.
The Prime Minister mentioned that Bhutan would always welcome Australia’s generous offer to enhance collaboration and cooperation in various sectors of common interest.