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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 attends the 2nd Foothills Festival.



Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering, Lyonpo Karma D. Wangdi, Minister for Information and Communications and Lyonpo Yeshey Penjor, Minister for Agriculture and Forests attended the 2nd Foothills Festival in Gelephu, Sarpang from 29-30th January, 2019.

The second edition of the event saw programs slated for entire two days with display of varieties of livestock, agriculture, horticulture and food items along with entertainment programs from the 12 gewogs of Sarpang.

Committee of Secretaries reinstituted.


With a view to provide sound policy advice and support to the Prime Minister and the Cabinet, to promote a Whole of Government (WoG) approach to enhance good governance and for effective coordination, operation and implementation of plans and policies of the government, the Government during its 5th Lhyengye Zhungtshog held on 11th December 2018, decided to re-institute the Committee of Secretaries (CoS).


Lyonchhen meets Shri Narendra Modi Nath, Prime Minister of India

Lyonchhen meets Shri Narendra Modi Nath, Prime Minister of India

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