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Lyonchhen meets Mr. Shahidul Islam, BIMSTEC Secretary General



Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering met His Excellency Mr. Shahidul Islam, BIMSTEC Secretary General at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang on 13th February, 2019.

Lyonchhen welcomed H.E. Mr. Islam to Bhutan and highlighted the essence of BIMSTEC in its role of cooperation beyond the SAARC region.

H.E. Mr. Islam thanked Bhutan’s participation in the 4th BIMSTEC Summit held in Nepal under the leadership of Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk, Chief Advisor to the Interim Government in August 2018.

Bhutan leads the cultural cooperation among the 14 BIMSTEC priority areas.

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a regional organization comprising Member States from areas of the Bay of Bengal. BIMSTEC was established on 6 June 1997 through the Bangkok Declaration.

Lyonchhen met Mr. Jeremy England, Head of Regional Delegation, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering met Mr. Jeremy England, Head of Regional Delegation, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Office and his delegation on 16th January, 2019.

Lyonchhen welcomed the delegation to Bhutan and extended his appreciation for providing trainings regularly to Bhutan’s peacekeeping officers and officials from RGoB agencies on International Humanitarian Law.

Lyonchhen (Dr) Lotay Tshering met Mr. Stefano Manservisi



Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering met Mr. Stefano Manservisi, Director General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO), European Commission this afternoon at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang.

Lyonchhen and Mr. Manservisi held discussions on education, healthcare, agriculture, gender and other areas of priorities.

The European Union (EU) – Bhutan Cooperation started in 1982 with the first agreement on Plant Protection Services Project.