Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay met with the President of Sri Lanka
Commemorating the first Birth Anniversary of His Royal Highness the GYALSEY Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck
Hon’ble Prime Minister meets Dr. P. K. Singh, India’s Candidate for the post of Regional Director, WHO
Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, India’s Candidate for the post of Regional Director, WHO called on the Prime Minister, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang today. Dr. Singh has been working with the WHO for the last 15 years and is currently a candidate contending for the post of WHO Regional Director of South-East Asia.
Dr. Singh and Hon’ble Lyonchhen discussed about healthcare, sanitation, disease prevention, nutrition, safe drinking water, and Bhutan’s progress in these fronts. Dr. Singh commended Lyonchhen on the nation’s remarkable advancement toward achieving the MDGs, conceding to an increase in life expectancy and decrease in infant and maternal mortality rates.
The Prime Minister, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay met a 13-Member delegation from the FNCCI at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang today.
The Nepalese delegation and Hon’ble Lyonchhen discussed on adopting a common strategy to boost trade between the two nations. The Nepalese delegation proposed on increasing investments in education sectors, hydropower projects, energy and water management strategies, promoting innovation, private sector growth, building an environment conducive to entrepreneurship, and endorsing people to people partnerships by taking the economy to grass-root levels. Lyonchhen said that it was the priority of the present government to engage and work in collaboration with the Nepal Government.
“Nepal is way ahead of Bhutan in business, commerce, markets, education, tourism, hydropower and various other service industries. I see a sea of opportunities and it’s a very good prospect for Bhutan to collaborate and work communally with Nepal. Bhutan and Nepal have a lot more in common and a lot more to share. We’ll put in collective efforts and we’ll work in co-operation so that both nations receive mutual benefits,” Lyonchhen stated.
Lyonchhen also commended the Nepalese delegation on their nation’s trade industry and expertise in manufacturing handicrafts and other religious items which constitutes most of the import from Nepal. The Nepalese delegation said that they hope the trade between Nepal and Bhutan will increase by double in the next few years.
The Nepalese delegation also presented Lyonchhen with a statue of Guru Padmasambhava along their good wishes.