Ly­onch­hen met with mem­ber of par­lia­ment and spe­cial ad­vi­sor to Prime Min­is­ter of Ja­pan

Bhutan Times - - Front Page - Sonam Dorji

Ly­onch­hen met with Mr. Kat­suyuki Kawai, Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment and Spe­cial Ad­vi­sor to Prime Min­is­ter of Ja­pan at Gya­ly­ong Tshogkhang yes­ter­day.

Ly­onch­hen in­formed Mr. Kawai that the so­cio economic, po­lit­i­cal, en­vi­ron­ment, and cul­tural de­vel­op­ment in Bhutan are all go­ing well be­cause of our friends and “Ja­pan is one of our old­est friends” Ly­onch­hen added.

Ac­knowl­edg­ing Ja­pan’s con­tri­bu­tion to the United Na­tions, Ly­onch­hen said that it is im­por­tant for United Na­tions to “stay rel­e­vant”. Call­ing for re­form in the United Na­tions in his ad­dress at the 70th Ses­sion of United Na­tions Sum­mit for the adop­tion of the Post 2015 De­vel­op­ment Agenda last year, Ly­onch­hen had said, “United Na­tions has served us well for 70 years, to serve us for next 70 years, it must stay rel­e­vant and to stay rel­e­vant it must re­flect the geopo­lit­i­cal re­al­ity of to­day. Coun­tries like In­dia and Ja­pan, Brazil and Ger­many must be made to serve as per­ma­nent mem­bers in Se­cu­rity Coun­cil and Africa must be ap­pro­pri­ately rep­re­sented. If we don’t re­form the United Na­tions we risk mak­ing the sa­cred in­sti­tu­tion ir­rel­e­vant and in­ef­fec­tive, that would harm all na­tions.”

Re­fer­ring to Ly­onch­hen ad­dress at the 70th Ses­sion of UN, H.E. Mr. Kawai thanked Ly­onch­hen for “call­ing for re­form agenda in the Se­cu­rity Coun­cil of United Na­tions” and said that this mas­sive sup­port has been a high re­as­sur­ance.

H.E. Mr. Kawai in­formed Ly­onch­hen that Ja­pan will pro­vide the re­quired Power Tillers pro­posed by Ly­onch­hen dur­ing his meet­ing with H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Min­is­ter of Ja­pan. Ex­tend­ing grat­i­tude to H.E. Mr. Abe, Ly­onch­hen said that Ja­panese Power Tillers not only rep­re­sents tech­nol­ogy but also friend­ship be­tween Bhutan and Ja­pan.

Ly­onch­hen thanked H.E. Mr. Kawai for his un­wa­ver­ing friend­ship and sup­port to the ad­vance­ment of Bhutan-Ja­pan re­la­tions and co­op­er­a­tion. Ly­onch­hen also thanked the peo­ple and gov­ern­ment of Ja­pan for con­tin­u­ous sup­port and gen­eros­ity.

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