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