Lyonchhen on visit to Thailand, Australia and India
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.