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Lyonchhen at a diplomatic reception hosted by President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on the occasion of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly. ( White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

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Full address by Lyonchhen at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly focuses on climate change, poverty, terrorism and UN reform

Mr. President, Distinguished Delegates. I  bring warm greetings of His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo. Climate Change Distinguished Delegates. Today my thoughts are with the people of Mexico, who have suffered two terrible earthquakes this month. My thoughts are also with the victims of other natural disasters that have recently brought …

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Visa processing to Thailand becomes stricter

If you plan to travel to Bangkok make sure to have a host of documents ready as the visa application rules to Thailand, which where lightly enforced before have become much stricter since last year. The Royal Thai Honorary Consulate in the capital now insists on the mandatory fulfillment of …

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Bhutan’s nuanced position at the Bali declaration

The Bali declaration of 7th September 2017 in the World Parliamentary Forum meeting had 17 points on its stated agenda of Sustainable Development. However, what gathered the attention of the international and regional press was on the sole 10th point naming Myanmar and expressing concern over violence in Rakhine state. …

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Bhutan’s diplomatic triumph in Doklam

When the Doklam crisis first hit the international headlines Bhutan’s worst fears had come true with the troops of two effective superpowers, India and China, facing off each other on Doklam, a disputed territory claimed by Bhutan. Bhutan, it seemed, had nothing to gain and everything to lose in this …

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