PM meets new Ambassadors of Korea and Norway
The Prime Minister was called on by newly appointed Ambassadors of Korea and Norway at the Gya- lyong Tshogkhang last Tuesday.
After an exchange of pleasantries, Lyonchhen congratulated the ambassadors for having presented their credentials to His Majesty the King at Tashichhodzong earlier in the day.
Meeting H.E. Mr. Ahn Seong-Doo, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Bhutan, Lyonchhen conveyed that Bhutan’s relationship with Korea has flourished over the last 30 years. He said that such relations are and will be treasured for all times to come. Lyonchhen and Ambassador Seong-Doo also shared similar sentiments on the cohesiveness of cultural values cherished by the two countries.
Thanking the Ambassador, Lyonchhen said that Korean government’s assistance, particularly in the film industry is well received by the people. He further added that Bhutan could draw a lot of inspiration from Korea’s progress and development.
Later, Lyonchhen also met H.E. Mr. Nils Ragnar Kamsvag, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to Bhutan. During the meeting, the two leaders expressed confidence on the long-standing relationship between Bhutan and Norway. They agreed that expediting closer cooperation in mutual areas of interests would only reinforce the already existing excellent ties.
Lyonchhen and Ambassador Kamsvag shared their opinions on the issues of global climate change and the importance of investing in clean renewable energy. The Prime Minister expressed his gratitude the Ambassador for Norway’s useful engagement in Bhutan’s conservation commitments and Bhutan Health Trust Fund among others.
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