Bhutan Going Global
This is with reference to the article “Flirting with the dragon” published in Southasia’s August 2015 issue. No doubt, it is pleasing to see that Bhutan is now going global trying to make renewed connections with the larger economies of the world. In my opinion, the young leadership in Bhutan has realized the fact that they cannot afford to be isolated from the rest of the world and it is necessary to see beyond their neighbour and old allies. I am an ardent fan of Bhutan’s Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, as he has been really working hard to make a tiny Bhutan stand shoulder to shoulder with the international community on equal ground and principles. Coming out of the cocoon, Bhutan is gradually emerging and it must keep up the momentum to derive economic benefits from ongoing diplomatic efforts.
Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan