Ly­onch­hen meets the am­bas­sador of the re­pub­lic of the union of Myan­mar

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Ly­onch­hen Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay met with U Aung Khin Soe , the am­bas­sador of the re­pub­lic of the union of Myan­mar to Bhutan at the Gya­ly­ong Tshogkhang last Wed­nes­day .

Meet­ing H.E. Mr. U Aung Khin Soe, Ly­onch­hen con­grat­u­lated Mr. Soe on be­ing ap­pointed as the first Am­bas­sador of the Re­pub­lic of the Union of Myan­mar to Bhutan.

Al­though diplo­matic re­la­tion be­tween Bhutan and Myan­mar be­gan in 2012, the two coun­tries have been work­ing to­gether in the area of health since 1985. Ly­onch­hen ex­pressed grat­i­tude for send­ing doc­tors from Myan­mar to work in Bhutan. A to­tal of 71 doc­tors have worked in Bhutan. Ly­onch­hen Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay vis­ited Myan­mar in 2014, mak­ing it the first bi­lat­eral visit by the Head of the Govern­ment.

With the re­newal of Air Trans­port Agree­ment be­tween the two coun­tries, the peo­ple of Bhutan and Myan­mar will be able to visit one an­other’s coun­try eas­ily es­pe­cially for pil­grim­ages. Ly­onch­hen and the Am­bas­sador also dis­cussed on the pos­si­bil­i­ties of work­ing to­gether and learn­ing from each other in the field of hy­dropower and in­vest­ments.

Both Ly­onch­hen and the Am­bas­sador pointed out that Bhutan and Myan­mar share lots of sim­i­lar­i­ties es­pe­cially in art and craft, cul­ture and spir­i­tual, and agreed to work to­gether to strengthen the re­la­tion­ship.

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