Lyonchhen meets Belgium Deputy Prime Minister

Prime Minister Lyonchhen Jigmi Y Thinley met with Belgium’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and European Affairs, Didier Reynders, at the Gyalyong Tshokhang on August 6, 2012.

Deputy Prime Minister Didier Reynders arrived in the country yesterday on a four-day visit.

Lyonchhen said the Belgium Deputy PM›s visit to Bhutan this week is historical and it will certainly deepen the relationship between the two countries.

He said that Bhutan and Belgium have always collaborated on several international forums and have been on the same side on most issues.

The two leaders spoke about Bhutan›s development philosophy and initiative to elaborate the new development paradigm based on sustainable wellbeing and happiness, and Bhutan’s aspiration for a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council.

Mr. Didier Reynders also met with the Minister In-charge for Foreign Affairs, Lyonpo Khandu Wangchuk.

On the sidelines of his visit, Mr. Didier Reynders inaugurated the Belgium›s first Honorary Consulate in Bhutan.

Bhutan and Belgium established formal diplomatic ties in January 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 comments

  1. Bhutan is doing a very good job in terms of foreign relation but are  we very secure being an independent country.Bhutan should not sleep considering the Border Problem and very porous border very much vulnerable to Militants(Nepalese and Bodo and ULFA,Islamic(Future),Iillegal tree felling ,inflitration and illegal immigrants.It is high time that we wake up and say to the Indian Leaders that we need to build a boundary wall  and  keep atleast No man land within 1 km raduis right from Tendu to Daifam so that inflitration does not occured Like Bangladesh Boundary Fencing and Pakistan.Threat will not come from China but from the southern border.Unless we built wall,Bhutan will not enjoy peace and prosperity esp people residing near the border.Wake up and say to the Government that we need boundary fencing.

  2. Bhutan is doing a very good job in terms of foreign relation but are  we very secure being an independent country.Bhutan should not sleep considering the Border Problem and very porous border very much vulnerable to Militants(Nepalese and Bodo and ULFA,Islamic(Future),Iillegal tree felling ,inflitration and illegal immigrants.It is high time that we wake up and say to the Indian Leaders that we need to build a boundary wall  and  keep atleast No man land within 1 km raduis right from Tendu to Daifam so that inflitration does not occured Like Bangladesh Boundary Fencing and Pakistan.Threat will not come from China but from the southern border.Unless we built wall,Bhutan will not enjoy peace and prosperity esp people residing near the border.Wake up and say to the Government that we need boundary fencing along the Border.Fight for Boundary Wall and Save Bhutan from external threats.

  3. Border fences and walls will hurt the wildlife esp. the animals that migrate. What we need are check posts with guards to keep a lookout and guard the core areas of town and residential places esp. in problem areas like the south.

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