Ly­onch­hen on visit to Thai­land, Aus­tralia and In­dia

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Ly­onch­hen Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay em­barked on a ten days visit to Thai­land from 8-10 Oc­to­ber, Aus­tralia from 11-14 Oc­to­ber and In­dia from 15 to 17 Oc­to­ber 2016.

In Thai­land, Ly­onch­hen met with Gen­eral Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Min­is­ter of Thai­land and will at­tend the Asia Co­op­er­a­tion Di­a­logue Sum­mit in Bangkok on 10th Oc­to­ber 2016. H Ly­onch­hen will travel to Bris­bane, Aus­tralia on the evening of 10th Oc­to­ber 2016.

In Aus­tralia, Ly­onch­hen’s itin­er­ary in­cludes par­tic­i­pa­tion in the World Wa­ter Congress where Ly­onch­hen will de­liver its keynote ad­dress on 11th Oc­to­ber 2016 in Bris­bane, meet­ings with Prime Min­is­ter Mal­colm Turn­bull, For­eign Mi­nis- ter Julie Bishop, Speaker of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Tony Smith and Trade and In­vest­ment Min­is­ter Steven Ci­abo on 12th-13th Oc­to­ber 2016 in Can­berra. On 13th Oc­to­ber, Ly­onch­hen will travel to Syd­ney and meet with Premier of New South Wales Mr. Mike Baird. The visit is sig­nif­i­cant in that it is the first visit to Aus­tralia by Prime Min­is­ter of Bhutan after the es­tab­lish­ment of dip- lo­matic re­la­tions be­tween the two coun­tries in 2002. The visit is ex­pected to fur­ther en­hance the ex­ist­ing close ties of friend­ship be­tween Bhutan and Aus­tralia.

Prime Min­is­ter will ar­rive in New Delhi, In­dia from Syd­ney, Aus­tralia on 14th Oc­to­ber 2016 and travel to Goa on 15th Oc­to­ber 2016 to at­tend the BRICS-BIMSTEC Out­reach Sum­mit. As the Chair of BRICS, Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi has in­vited the lead­ers of BIMSTEC coun­tries to an out­reach sum­mit with Lead­ers of BRICS coun­tries (Brazil, Rus­sia, In­dia, China and South Africa) the 8th BRICS Sum­mit in Goa. Ly­onch­hen is ex­pected to meet with the Lead­ers of BIMSTEC Coun­tries on the side­lines of the sum­mit.

Ly­onch­hen is ex­pected to Bhutan on 17th Oc­to­ber 2016.

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