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.