PM meets the new Japanese Ambassador
Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay met Kenji Hiramatsu, the new Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang last Thursday.
Extending a warm welcome, Lyonchhen offered his hearty congratulations to the ambassador for presenting his credentials to His Majesty the King and assuming this very important post.
Ambassador Hiramatsu conveyed that Bhutan-Japan relationship has strengthened and bilateral cooperation has wit- nessed increasing developments over time. The Japanese ambassador said he has high hopes of engaging more actively with RGoB in areas such as healthcare, education, environmental conservation, cultural preservation, empowering women and child development.
On behalf of RGoB and the people of Bhutan, Lyonchhen expressed his deep gratitude to Japan accentuating on how Japanese assistance has permeated through all sectors of development in Bhutan, most prominently in the agricultural sector.
The Prime Minister added that exchanges of high-level visits and people-to-people interactions have further cemented the excellent cordial ties shared by the two countries.
Bhutan and Japan will celebrate 30 years of friendship this year.