Congratulating the ambassador on having presented his credentials to His Majesty the King earlier today, Lyonchhen conveyed that he looked forward to developing close relations with Fiji in the coming days.
Since the two countries shared several commonalities, Lyonchhen said that Bhutan could draw many lessons from Fiji for its successes in democracy and accomplishments in environmental conservation.
Ambassador Karan is the first ambassador of Fiji to Bhutan.
After exchanging pleasantries, Lyonchhen conveyed that despite very busy schedules, their presence in the country indicated the level of commitment, not just in facilitating transport but also regional integration between the four countries.
Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay on the last day of his visit to the European Union in Brussels took part in the High Level Panel on “A Climate Change Agreement: Towards Paris and Beyond”.
Lyonchhen highlighted the need for a concrete outcome from the Paris Conference later in the year. He also spoke about the threats facing Bhutan on account of global warming and the steps the Royal Government is taking to contribute to global efforts to address climate change. He mentioned the constitutional requirement for Bhutan to maintain 60% of its territory under forest cover for all times and the existing cover of 72%. He also mentioned the declaration by Bhutan in 2009 at COP 15 in Copenhagen to remain carbon neutral and how the country is presently carbon negative.